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Table 2.

Desiccation resistance (time to death), wet weight and weight loss of individual females

% Weight loss
Time to death (h)Wet weight (g×10-3)Total water loss at deathAfter dryingDry weight (g×10-4)
Control lines 10.60±2.28 1.40±0.13 47.36±5.71 74.60±2.63 3.57±0.57 
 13.85±2.01 1.40±0.08 50.43±6.79 76.48±1.98 3.29±0.36 
Selected lines 23.70±6.07 1.76±0.15 60.39±5.81 76.64±2.05 4.10±1.24 
 26.25±4.73 1.61±0.11 59.22±5.67 76.52±2.27 3.79±0.43 
Mean squares for ANOVAsa (d.f.)       
Line (3)  1140.63*** 6.15×10-7*** 278.91*** 8.35* 2.35×10-4*** 
Error (76)  17.15 1.41×10-8 12.18 2.28 2.15×10-5 
% Weight loss
Time to death (h)Wet weight (g×10-3)Total water loss at deathAfter dryingDry weight (g×10-4)
Control lines 10.60±2.28 1.40±0.13 47.36±5.71 74.60±2.63 3.57±0.57 
 13.85±2.01 1.40±0.08 50.43±6.79 76.48±1.98 3.29±0.36 
Selected lines 23.70±6.07 1.76±0.15 60.39±5.81 76.64±2.05 4.10±1.24 
 26.25±4.73 1.61±0.11 59.22±5.67 76.52±2.27 3.79±0.43 
Mean squares for ANOVAsa (d.f.)       
Line (3)  1140.63*** 6.15×10-7*** 278.91*** 8.35* 2.35×10-4*** 
Error (76)  17.15 1.41×10-8 12.18 2.28 2.15×10-5 

Values are means ± s.d. and are based on 20 replicates.

a

ANOVAs on mass loss were carried out on arcsin-transformed proportions(×100); *P<0.05; ***P<0.001.

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