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Table 2.

Concentrations and percentage compositions of the 15 most abundant free amino acids (l-isomers) in worm body fluids

Amino acidConcentration (mmol kg-1 body mass)% composition*
Glutamate 44.5±13.5 17.0±0.1 
Aspartate 27.8±10.5 10.6±0.8 
Alanine 27.0±7.7 10.3±0.3 
Glycine 24.8±7.5 9.5±0.1 
Serine 20.1±7.1 7.7±0.4 
Leucine 19.7±5.0 7.5±0.4 
Valine 17.2±5.2 6.6±0.1 
Lysine 16.5±1.8 6.3±1.4 
Threonine 14.5±4.9 5.5±0.2 
Isoleucine 13.1±4.0 5.0±0.1 
Proline 11.7±3.5 4.6±0.1 
Phenylalanine 8.4±2.8 3.2±0.1 
Tyrosine 6.7±2.4 2.6±0.2 
Arginine 5.0±2.4 1.9±0.3 
Methionine 4.7±2.1 1.7±0.2 
Total 261.7±114.4 100.0 
Amino acidConcentration (mmol kg-1 body mass)% composition*
Glutamate 44.5±13.5 17.0±0.1 
Aspartate 27.8±10.5 10.6±0.8 
Alanine 27.0±7.7 10.3±0.3 
Glycine 24.8±7.5 9.5±0.1 
Serine 20.1±7.1 7.7±0.4 
Leucine 19.7±5.0 7.5±0.4 
Valine 17.2±5.2 6.6±0.1 
Lysine 16.5±1.8 6.3±1.4 
Threonine 14.5±4.9 5.5±0.2 
Isoleucine 13.1±4.0 5.0±0.1 
Proline 11.7±3.5 4.6±0.1 
Phenylalanine 8.4±2.8 3.2±0.1 
Tyrosine 6.7±2.4 2.6±0.2 
Arginine 5.0±2.4 1.9±0.3 
Methionine 4.7±2.1 1.7±0.2 
Total 261.7±114.4 100.0 

Values are means ± s.e.m.

*

Percentage molar concentrations.

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