Effect of crowding on P. berghei oocyst growth. (a) Oocyst diameter (dia.) in LRIM1 and LacZ dsRNA injected mosquitoes. Data were generated from two independent biological replicates. (b, c) PbCyt-b DNA abundance in LRIM1 and LacZ dsRNA injected mosquitoes 7 (b) and 14 (c) dpi. Data were generated from three independent replicates. Horizontal lines in dot plots and boxplots indicate median.