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Table 3 Percentage reduction of worm burden in mice infected with cercariae pre-treated with aqueous extract of G. lotoides fruits

From: Laboratory assessment of molluscicidal and cercariacidal effects of Glinus lotoides fruits

Worm burden (Mean ± SD)
Treatments Male Female Couple Total Total worm burden reduction (%)
M ± SD M ± SD M ± SD M ± SD
Infected control 2.4 ± 0.418 3.2 ± 0.636 1.2 ± 0.398 6.8 ± 0.398 -
3. 7 mg/L 1.4 ± 0.328 2.2 ± 0.48 0.8 ± 0.35 4.4 ± 0.5 35.3%
11.6 mg/L 1.8 ± 0.79* 0.8 ± 0.21* 0.4 ± 0.17* 3 ± 0.247* 55.9%
18.7 mg/L 0.4 ± 0.08** 0.2 ± 0.09** 0.0 ± 0.0** 0.6 ± 0.178** 91.2%
  1. Note Results are expressed as mean ± SD of the mean of five observations. *Indicates the level of significance of the experimental mice compared to the infected control. No statistical significant difference was obtained at 3.7 mg/L (P > 0.05), *statistically significant at 11.6 mg/L (P < 0.05) and **highly significant difference at 18.7 mg/L (P < 0.001) compared with infected control.