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Table 4 Nymphal developmental time, adult weight, sex ratio, number of eggs laid in the first week and oocyte counts of infected and uninfected M. pygmaeus.

From: Microbial community of predatory bugs of the genus Macrolophus(Hemiptera: Miridae)

Cross Developmental time (days) Adult weight (mg) Sex ratio (♂ : ♀) No. of eggs laid Weighted sum of oocytes
  Males (n) Females (n) Males (n) Females (n)    
I♂ x I♀ 17.61 ± 0.13 a (28) 18.04 ± 0.20 a (23) 0.82 ± 0.02 a (28) 1.31 ± 0.02 a (23) 1 : 0.8 12.33 ± 1.60 a (30) 15.02 ± 0.97 a (30)
U♂ x U♀ 18.54 ± 0,19 b (26) 18.60 ± 0.30 a (15) 0.83 ± 0.02 a (26) 1.19 ± 0.04 b (15) 1 : 0.6 10.96 ± 1.20 a (22) 12.44 ± 0.94 a (28)
  1. Mean values (±SE) within a column followed by the same letter are not significantly different (P>0.05, One-Way ANOVA or Mann-Whitney U test)