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Table 3 The difference between growth rates in pure and mixed cultures for each studied mite

From: Population dynamics of some domestic mites in laboratory culture

  Dermatophagoides Tyrophagus Blomia
Mites counts ± SD Pure culture 2.1662 ± 0.8317 2.3888 ± 0.8701 2.0363 ± 0.9297
Mixed culture 1.91 ± 0.6435 2.2138 ± 0.632 1.7188 ± 0.6912
Statistical analysis T 2.9415 1.1499 2.7959
P value 0.02* 0.2879 0.03*
  1. Paired t test to calculate the difference of the growth rates in between pure and mixed cultures regarding each mite genus (*P value ≤ 0.05 significant)