Number of rec Sodalis CFU (DNA equivalent) present in abdomen (A) and thorax (T) tissues of flies injected with respectively 5×10 4
, 5×10 5
, 1×10 7
and 5×10 7
CFU of Sod _pFliCpelBNb46 fliC . qPCR on the pFliCpelBNb46 FliC plasmid was used as a means to estimate the number of rec Sodalis . The bars represent the mean recSodalis CFU (DNA equivalent) ± SD present in abdomen and thorax tissues of at least 5 individual flies from each treatment group at the time of sampling. The number of CFU (DNA equivalent) is represented in log scale on the y-axis. P values were calculated using the Kruskal–Wallis test followed by Dunn's test for multiple comparison (*p <0.05, **p <0.01).