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Table 2 Fecundity and hatchability of A. aegypti infected with different cell densities (CFU) of the Exiguobacterium spp.

From: Exposure of Exiguobacterium spp. to dengue vector, Aedes aegypti reduces growth and reproductive fitness

Bacteria CFU/mL (× 108) Fecundity  (Eggs) Hatchability (%) Decrease over control (%) Sterility Index (SI)
Fecundity Hatchability
E. aestuarii Control 1033.33 ± 05.77 89.35 ± 0.37
0.42 923.33 ± 25.16 83.03 ± 2.18 11.00 6.32 16.97
0.84 756.67 ± 15.27 75.77 ± 2.64 27.66 13.58 37.91
1.68 656.67 ± 15.27 64.46 ± 0.60 37.66 24.89 54.16
E. profundum Control 1033.33 ± 05.77 89.35 ± 0.37
0.50 923.33 ± 30.55 84.83 ± 0.68 11.00 5.81 16.38
1.00 916.66 ± 37.85 65.09 ± 0.67 11.67 25.55 36.30
2.00 826.66 ± 40.41 59.67 ± 0.62 20.67 30.97 47.34
  1. The treatment lasted from commencement of IV instar larva to emergence. Ten males and 10 females that emerged from each treatment were allowed to mate and deposit eggs in breeding cage. Each value represents the mean (X ± SD) of three observations and SI calculated using statistical formula