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Fig. 3 | BMC Zoology

Fig. 3

From: Immunosenescence in a captive semelparous marsupial, the red-tailed phascogale (Phascogale calura)

Fig. 3

Hematological and biochemistry results vary across different age-sex groups. a Microhematocrit values (packed cell volume, PCV) and b serum total protein (TP) concentrations are presented for each age-sex group (Juveniles: light gray; Breeding: hatched fill; 1+ year: dark gray). Numbers indicate the number of individuals examined (n). Data are expressed as mean ± SEM. Asterisks (*) indicate a statistically significant difference between males and females (P < 0.05). # indicates a statistically significant difference between 1+ year females and breeding females (P < 0.05). In c, biochemistry analysis of serum was performed for selected individuals (n = 2–3 per group). Individual data are plotted and the median for each group is illustrated. Data from a particular individual is represented using the same symbol for all biochemical markers. Dashed lines represent reference intervals proposed by Stannard, et al. [33] for captive Tasmanian devils. BUN: blood urea nitrogen, AST: aspartate aminotransferase, LOD: limit of detection

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