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Table 1 Results of three different dual-choice setups for testing thrips preference on two Arabidopsis accessions

From: Automated video tracking of thrips behavior to assess host-plant resistance in multiple parallel two-choice setups

Variable Cur-3 resistant Rmx-A180 susceptible
Video assaya (total 8 h)   
 Duration spent in zone (s) 5026 ± 470 8292 ± 631**
 Duration not moving (s) 4122 ± 446 7494 ± 632***
 Duration moving (s) 895 ± 80 787 ± 73*
 Activity ratio (mov/not mov) (%) 22 ± 2 % 11 ± 2 %***
 Distance moved (mm) 870 ± 70 926 ± 68
 Movement velocity (mm/s) 0.65 ± 0.02 0.68 ± 0.02
Leaf assayb   
 Damage after 6 days (mm2) 8.5 ± 2 45.6 ± 5***
Plant assayc   
 Damage after 6 days (mm2) 25 ± 5.5 837 ± 62.3**
 # of nymphs after 7 days 2.2 ± 0.2 8.7 ± 1***
  1. * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01; *** P < 0.001, Wilcoxon signed-rank test
  2. aBehavior of thrips was monitored for eight hours (one adult female thrips per arena, N = 68, details of parameter settings in the methods section)
  3. bFeeding damage was estimated after six days (two thrips per arena, N = 24)
  4. cFeeding damage after six days was scored. In addition, the number of emerged nymphs was scored from the original inoculation of 20 adult female thrips per arena, N = 9). All assays used female adults of approximately 3 weeks old