Infections established in already infected mosquitoes have higher genome counts.
Mean genome counts per infected mosquito for focal infections established during the mosquitoes second feed depending on whether the mosquito had an established infection from its first feed or had previously received a control (uninfected) bloodmeal. Values within the bars show the mean number of oocysts for each group and error bars show the standard error of the mean. Focal infections in already infected mosquitoes had significantly higher genome counts than focal infections in control mosquitoes (X2 = 8.15, p<0.005). Identity of the focal strain did not significantly impact genome count (X2 = 0.13, p = 0.72). For full details of analyses see results text and Table E in S2 Text.