TABLE 2.

Infection rates and adult emergence rates for Riptortus clavatus reared in sterile soybean bottles with (Bu+) and without (Bu) the Burkholderia symbiont

Pair no.% Symbiont detection (no. positive/total)a% Adult emergence (no. with emergence/total eggs)
BuBu+PbBuBu+Pb
60 (0/16)100 (19/19)<0.000153 (16/30)63 (19/30)0.666
70 (0/21)100 (28/28)<0.000170 (21/30)93 (28/30)0.042
80 (0/27)100 (28/28)<0.000190 (27/30)93 (28/30)1.000
90 (0/19)100 (18/18)<0.000163 (19/30)60 (18/30)1.000
  • a Newly emerged adult insects were subjected to diagnostic PCR detection of the symbiont.

  • b Statistical significance of the difference analyzed by Fisher's exact probability test.