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Table 2 Influence of diet δ13C values (‰) on δ13C incorporation into tissues in Trial 1

From: Effect of dietary stable isotopic ratios of carbon and nitrogen on the extent of their incorporation into tissues of rats

Tissue Treatments Time, d P value
δ13C = −17.90‰ δ13C = −13.89‰ 0 3 7 14 21 SEM Group Time Group × Time
δ15N = 3.08‰ δ15N = 2.37‰          
Liver −19.08a −19.45a −18.95a −19.01a −18.98a −20.02a −19.65a 0.29 0.39 0.35 0.22
Muscle −19.51a −19.45a −19.32a −19.51a −19.74a −19.64a −19.17a 0.14 0.74 0.23 0.83
Blood −19.22a −19.10a −19.20a −19.18a −19.09a −19.19a −19.17a 0.09 0.33 0.93 0.34
Lipid −23.16a −22.06a −22.49a −22.25a −22.89a −23.76b −24.16b 0.22 0.05 < 0.01 0.20
  1. a, b, c Mean values within a row with unlike superscript letters were significantly different (P < 0.05).