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Table 4 Whole body composition (% wet weight) of shrimp fed experimental diets

From: Excess dietary cholesterol may have an adverse effect on growth performance of early post-larval Litopenaeus vannamei

Cholesterol levels (%) D10 D20.5 D31 D42 One way ANOVA (P value)
Whole body composition      
Moisture 79.7 ± 0.4 80.5 ± 0.6 79.6 ± 0.7 79.7 ± 1.3 0.507 (ns)
Protein 17.9 ± 0.1a 17.5 ± 0.3b 15.7 ± 0.1c 15.2 ± 0.1d <0.001
Lipid 1.6 ± 0.1b 1.7 ± 0.1b 1.7 ± 0.1b 2.2 ± 0.1a <0.001
Ash 3.9 ± 0.1 3.9 ± 0.1 4.0 ± 0.1 4.0 ± 0.1 0.431 (ns)
  1. Values are shown as means ± SE of three replicates. Means within the same row and not sharing a common superscript are significantly different (Ducans, P < 0.05); ns, no significant difference detected (P > 0.05).