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Table 1.

Enzyme activities (i.u.g–1 wet mass muscle) in longissimus dorsi muscles of different age classes of Weddell seals

Age classCitrate synthaseCytochrome c oxidaseLactate dehydrogenaseβ-Hydroxyacyl CoA dehydrogenaseLipase
Pup (N=8) 23.8±6.3 3.8±0.9 1221.2±290 187.9±22.7 7.5±0.8 
Juvenile (N=9) 25.3±5.9 2.4±0.4 899.2±256.5 74.4±10.8* 7.0±1.4 
Adult (N=9) 25.3±2.8 2.0±0.3 894.5±312.1 74.0±10.5* 4.7±1.1* 
Age classCitrate synthaseCytochrome c oxidaseLactate dehydrogenaseβ-Hydroxyacyl CoA dehydrogenaseLipase
Pup (N=8) 23.8±6.3 3.8±0.9 1221.2±290 187.9±22.7 7.5±0.8 
Juvenile (N=9) 25.3±5.9 2.4±0.4 899.2±256.5 74.4±10.8* 7.0±1.4 
Adult (N=9) 25.3±2.8 2.0±0.3 894.5±312.1 74.0±10.5* 4.7±1.1* 

Values are means ± s.e.m.

*

Significantly different from pups (P<0.05)

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