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Table 3 Results of the best model for development time for both vector species combined. Model selection is based on ΔAIC and parsimony

From: Effect of temperature and relative humidity on the development times and survival of Synopsyllus fonquerniei and Xenopsylla cheopis, the flea vectors of plague in Madagascar

a) For larval development time until pupation. Variables include humidity (RH %), species, temperature (logtemperature) and PCR plate (plate).
X. cheopis and S. fonquerniei
LARVAE
Model: RH % | species + temperature (log), plate
Variable coeff SE p-value
intercept 126.1829 20.989 0.0003
logtemperature −71.898 14.813 0.0156
RH 90 % −3.4024 26.453 0.0242
species X. cheopis −9.3341 22.636 0.0047
species X. cheopis | RH 90 % 3.37912 18.673 0.0200
b) For pupal development time until emergence. Variables include species, temperature (logtemperature) and PCR plate (plate).
X. cheopis and S. fonquerniei
PUPAE
Model: species | temperature (log) + RH %, plate
Variable coeff SE p-value
intercept 88.07774 19.35798  
logtemperature −48.8746 13.57655 0.0009
species X. cheopis 55.22215 22.76055 0.0159
RH 90 % −2.61925 1.378665 0.0649
logtemperature | species X. cheopis −37.7761 15.97802 0.0187