U.S. Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Research Service, Lincoln, Nebraska


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J. Econ. Entomol. 88(5): 1510-1512 (1995)


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We present a method to analyze serial time-mortality data from bioassay experiments where successive observations are made on the same group of organisms exposed to 1 concentration of a stimulus (for example, a pesticide). Standard probit techniques are not applicable because such data are correlated. Methods are presented for calculating statistics for the time-mortality line by regressing complementary log-log, logit, or probit transformations of proportion of responders on untransformed time or logarithmic transformations of time; and for calculating confidence limits on lethal time values corresponding to given mortality levels. As a result we have developed a computer program to facilitate use of the method.