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Table 7.

Discriminant analysis of hindlimb muscles using species as the grouping variable and absolute architectural variables (function 1) and relative architectural variables (function 2) as the predictors

FunctionStepVariable enteredWilks' LambdaF-statistic
PCSA 0.45 24.99* 
 Fiber length 0.28 17.89* 
 Mass 0.24 12.85* 
Lf/Lm ratio 0.76 6.58* 
 PCSA/VL mass 0.56 16.42* 
FunctionStepVariable enteredWilks' LambdaF-statistic
PCSA 0.45 24.99* 
 Fiber length 0.28 17.89* 
 Mass 0.24 12.85* 
Lf/Lm ratio 0.76 6.58* 
 PCSA/VL mass 0.56 16.42* 

Lf/Lm, fiber length to muscle length; PCSA, physiological cross-sectional area; VL, vastus lateralis

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P<0.05

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