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Table 2 Body weight, ovary weights and the ratios of ovary weight to body weight of LL and SL hens

From: Sexual maturation in hens is not associated with increases in serum leptin and the expression of leptin receptor mRNA in hypothalamus

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Parameters LL SL LL SL
Body weight (Kg) 1.31 ± 0.03a 1.29 ± 0.04a 1.58 ± 0.04b 1.43 ± 0.03c
Ovary weight (g) 0.47 ± 0.04a 0.50 ± 0.03a 16.42 ± 3.55b 0.76 ± 0.16a
Ovary weight/body weight (g/kg) 0.61 ± 0.05a 0.65 ± 0.05a 26.34 ± 5.57b 1.11 ± 0.26a
  1. Values are means ± S.E.M. LL long-light group, SL short-light group.
  2. Values in the same experiment bearing different superscripts (a, b, c) are significantly different (P < 0.05, n = 20).