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Table 2.

The osmolarities of assay solution components

Assay solution componentsOsmolarity (mmol kg-1)
Experiment 1Experiment 2
Assay medium 312.0±3.6 320.5±3.7 
67% assay medium + 33% Matrigel 288.5±10.7 310.5±4.9 
Matrigel 230.0±5.4 262.8±9.3 
Salivary gland homogenatea 297.0±7.9b 311.0±6.1c 
Sporozoites + fluorescent beadsa 292.8±6.6b 313.5±11.4c 
Assay solution componentsOsmolarity (mmol kg-1)
Experiment 1Experiment 2
Assay medium 312.0±3.6 320.5±3.7 
67% assay medium + 33% Matrigel 288.5±10.7 310.5±4.9 
Matrigel 230.0±5.4 262.8±9.3 
Salivary gland homogenatea 297.0±7.9b 311.0±6.1c 
Sporozoites + fluorescent beadsa 292.8±6.6b 313.5±11.4c 

Each osmolarity value was measured four times and is presented as the mean± s.d.

a

Suspended with 67% assay medium +33% Matrigel.

b,c

No significant difference on the basis of a two sample t-test(bP=0.44, cP=0.71).

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