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Table 10 Effects of dietary treatments and sex onfatty acid composition of LM (mg/g DM)

From: Effects of different dietary energy and protein levels and sex on growth performance, carcass characteristics and meat quality of F1 Angus × Chinese Xiangxi yellow cattle

Item HE LE SEM E P E × P
  LP HP LP HP     
C14:0 6.70 5.45 4.56 5.88 1.31 ns ns ns
C14:1 1.97 2.12 1.71 2.26 0.36 ns ns ns
C16:0 61.68 51.55 47.46 55.03 9.28 ns ns ns
C16:1 13.86 10.40 9.18 10.72 1.96 ns ns ns
C18:0 22.92 19.72 17.06 21.42 3.66 ns ns ns
C18:1trans-9 2.14 1.26 1.35 1.24 0.37 ns ns ns
C18:1 cis-9 91.91 75.95 63.24 76.70 13.79 ns ns ns
C18:2 cis-9,12 4.27 4.61 3.32 3.22 0.80 ns ns ns
C18:3n-3 0.30 0.53 0.23 0.46 0.14 ns ns ns
C20:3n-6 2.75 2.22 2.00 2.95 0.24 ns ns **
SFA 91.30 76.72 69.08 82.33 14.11 ns ns ns
MUFA 109.9 89.72 75.48 90.93 16.19 ns ns ns
PUFA 7.16 7.08 5.39 6.38 0.85 ns ns ns
n-6:n-3 25.94 19.74 14.95 17.36 7.99 ns ns ns
P:S 0.11 0.14 0.09 0.11 0.03 ns ns ns
UFA:SFA 1.31 1.27 1.17 1.20 0.05 * ns ns
  1. Significance: *(P < 0.05), **(P < 0.01), ns not significant (P > 0.05).
  2. M = male, steer, F = female, heifer, E = energy, P = protein, S = sex.
  3. Sex had no effect on fatty acid composition of LM (P > 0.05).