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Table 8 Effects of dietary valine: lysine ratio during late gestation on the content of DNA, RNA and total protein of mammary tissue

From: Effects of dietary valine supplementation during late gestation on the reproductive performance and mammary gland development of gilts

ItemsDietary treatmentsLinearQuadratic
LVMVHV
Day 1 of lactation
 DNA, μg/g426.28 ± 75.33b555.87 ± 42.85b849.92 ± 102.88a0.0030.907
 RNA, mg/g2.57 ± 0.44b4.31 ± 0.80b6.93 ± 0.52a< 0.0010.710
 Protein, mg/g32.15 ± 6.04b37.80 ± 0.75ab47.65 ± 1.18a0.0130.917
 DNA/Protein, μg/mg13.47 ± 0.7514.71 ± 1.0817.95 ± 2.470.07420.901
Day 21 of lactation
 DNA, μg/g656.77 ± 55.63607.31 ± 68.66817.06 ± 47.310.0850.875
 RNA, mg/g4.89 ± 0.675.44 ± 0.705.58 ± 0.630.5180.711
 Protein, mg/g40.89 ± 4.77b44.62 ± 2.29ab54.84 ± 2.86a0.0110.821
 DNA/Protein, μg/mg17.03 ± 1.4214.68 ± 1.2913.24 ± 1.640.8900.781
  1. Results were presented as mean values with their standard errors, n = 4. LV: total valine: lysine = 0.63: 1; MV: total valine: lysine = 0.73: 1; HV: total valine: lysine = 0.93: 1. Means not sharing the same letter are different (P < 0.05)