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Table 1.

Mass, body composition, basal insulin, glucagon and glucose levels in early and late lactation and post molt adult female elephant seals

Early lactationLate lactationPost-molt
Glucose (mg dl–1125.6±2.8 122.5±8.6 125.5±6.2 
Insulin (pg ml–183.3±8.8a 43.0±10.1b 84.2±5.5a 
Glucagon (pg ml–129.8±2.1 36.6±5.5 NA 
I:G ratio 1.72±0.19a 0.68±0.12b NA 
Mass (kg) 432.7±26.6a 317.0±20.4b 344.4±15.8b 
% Blubber 38.5±0.7a 30.6±0.9b 35.7±0.6c 
Early lactationLate lactationPost-molt
Glucose (mg dl–1125.6±2.8 122.5±8.6 125.5±6.2 
Insulin (pg ml–183.3±8.8a 43.0±10.1b 84.2±5.5a 
Glucagon (pg ml–129.8±2.1 36.6±5.5 NA 
I:G ratio 1.72±0.19a 0.68±0.12b NA 
Mass (kg) 432.7±26.6a 317.0±20.4b 344.4±15.8b 
% Blubber 38.5±0.7a 30.6±0.9b 35.7±0.6c 

Early and late samples are from 5 and 22 days postpartum,respectively; I:G ratio, molar ratio of insulin to glucagon. NA, not available

Data are ± s.e.m. Different superscript letters within rows indicate a significant difference at P<0.05

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