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Table 4 Muscle fiber diameters and numbers

From: Modified halloysite nanotubes reduce the toxic effects of zearalenone in gestating sows on growth and muscle development of their offsprings

Item Control 2.77 mg/kg ZEN 2.76 mg/kg ZEN+ 1 % MHNTs
Newborn
Muscle fibre numbers 1.00 ± 0.02b 0.93 ± 0.02a 0.95 ± 0.02ab
Muscle fibre diameter 9.98 ± 0.42b 8.40 ± 0.33a 9.48 ± 0.40ab
Weaning
Muscle fibre numbers 1.00 ± 0.02b 0.93 ± 0.03a 1.01 ± 0.01b
Muscle fibre diameter 18.55 ± 0.86b 15.40 ± 0.79a 18.78 ± 0.96b
Growing-finishing
Muscle fibre numbers 1.00 ± 0.01b 0.97 ± 0.01a 1.00 ± 0.01b
Muscle fibre diameter 49.55 ± 1.63 49.12 ± 1.04 48.78 ± 1.64
  1. Data are means ± SEM
  2. ZEN zearalenone
  3. MHNTs modified halloysite nanotubes
  4. a, b, cmeans within a row with no common superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05)