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Table 3

Number of B-cells, F-cells per tubule and estimation of lipid droplets amount per tubule from the digestive gland of N. norvegicus compared between months and sex, with number of the measured tubules in brackets. Results are given as means with standard error of mean within parenthesis. Means in a column followed by the same superscript are not significantly different (p > 0.05).

N. norvegicus Number of B-cells per tubule Number of F-cells per tubule Estimation of lipid droplets amount per tubule
March Male (50) 5.16a,b (0.66) 5.47a (0.28) 2.87a (0.13)
Female (50) 5.67b (0.68) 4.79b (0.35) 3.00a (0.13)
May Male (50) 3.51c,a (0.49) 5.10a,b (0.28) 3.42b (0.06)
Female (50) 2.16d (0.42) 4.41c,b (0.25) 3.64c (0.06)

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