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Table 1.

Plasma carotenoid composition in percentage of total carotenoids in blue and great tit nestlings

SpeciesTreatmentNLuteinZeaxanthincis-luteincis-Zeaxanthinβ-Cryptoxanthinβ-CaroteneUnidentified
Blue tit Carotenoid 10 66.8±2.4 10.9±1.0 5.0±0.6 1.0±0.3 1.1±0.4 0.5±0.1 14.7±2.7 
 Control 73.7±0.8 11.8±0.8 6.0±0.3 0.5±0.1 0.30±0.03 0.26±0.04 7.5±0.7 
Great tit Carotenoid 73.1±3.6 10.1±0.4 6.9±0.6 0.5±0.1 0.8±0.6 0.4±0.2 8.0±3.6 
 Control 75.5±0.4 10.8±0.4 6.8±0.3 0.8±0.1 0.28±0.05 0.36±0.06 5.4±0.4 
SpeciesTreatmentNLuteinZeaxanthincis-luteincis-Zeaxanthinβ-Cryptoxanthinβ-CaroteneUnidentified
Blue tit Carotenoid 10 66.8±2.4 10.9±1.0 5.0±0.6 1.0±0.3 1.1±0.4 0.5±0.1 14.7±2.7 
 Control 73.7±0.8 11.8±0.8 6.0±0.3 0.5±0.1 0.30±0.03 0.26±0.04 7.5±0.7 
Great tit Carotenoid 73.1±3.6 10.1±0.4 6.9±0.6 0.5±0.1 0.8±0.6 0.4±0.2 8.0±3.6 
 Control 75.5±0.4 10.8±0.4 6.8±0.3 0.8±0.1 0.28±0.05 0.36±0.06 5.4±0.4 

Values are means ± s.e.m.

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