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Table 4 Metabolic enzymes activities and hematological parameters of fry Heteropneustes fossilis

From: Effect of water temperature on protein requirement of Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch) fry as determined by nutrient deposition, hemato-biochemical parameters and stress resistance response

Temp. °CDiet (% protein)AST (IU/L)ALT (IU/L)Hct%Hb g/dLRBCs (×109)
18D2854.77 ± 0.03Bb57.11 ± 0.01Aa21.24 ± 0.02Ee6.14 ± 0.02e2.67 ± 0.02Dd
D3253.11 ± 0.05Cc55.23 ± 0.02Bb23.97 ± 0.09Dd6.98 ± 0.02d2.79 ± 0.02Cc
D3652.21 ± 0.02Dd54.33 ± 0.05Cc27.43 ± 0.07Cc7.78 ± 0.02c2.81±0.02Bb
D4051.33 ± 0.04De54.11 ± 0.03Cc32.91 ± 0.09Aa8.83 ± 0.02b3.11 ± 0.02Aa
D4451.59 ± 0.01De54.21 ± 0.02Cc32.97 ± 0.01Aa9.97 ± 0.02a2.98 ± 0.02Aa
D4854.99 ± 0.03Bb54.65 ± 0.04Cc31.89 ± 0.01Aa9.94 ± 0.02a2.85 ± 0.02Bb
D5255.68 ± 0.02Aa55.98 ± 0.01Bb29.78 ± 0.01Bb9.84 ± 0.02a2.64 ± 0.02Dd
26D2853.99 ± 0.02Aa44.93 ± 0.02Aa22.23 ± 0.02Ee6.91 ± 0.02e2.97 ± 0.02Cc
D3252.65 ± 0.02Ab44.18 ± 0.03Aa25.51 ± 0.09Dd7.19 ± 0.02d2.99 ± 0.02Cc
D3651.96 ± 0.02Bc42.23 ± 0.05Bb28.64 ± 0.07Cc8.32 ± 0.02c3.14 ± 0.02Bb
D4051.14 ± 0.02Bc39.18 ± 0.02Cc32.93 ± 0.09Bb9.24 ± 0.02b3.23 ± 0.02Bb
D4449.13 ± 0.02Ce33.98 ± 0.04Ef33.92 ± 0.01Aa10.59 ± 0.02a3.97 ± 0.02Aa
D4849.88 ± 0.02De35.98 ± 0.03De32.97 ± 0.01Bb10.21 ± 0.02a3.75 ± 0.02Aa
D5250.97 ± 0.02Dd36.98 ± 0.01Dd31.91 ± 0.01Bb10.11 ± 0.02a3.88 ± 0.02Aa
P value
Dietary protein0.0030.00050.0010.0060.0020.0001
Temperature0.0080.00010.0040.003NS0.0009
Dietary protein × tempNSNSNSNSNSNS
  1. AST aspartate amino transferases, ALT alanine amino transferases, Hct hematocrit, Hb hemoglobin, RBCs red blood cells count
  2. Different upper case superscripts indicate significant differences (P < 0.05) between temperatures, whereas different with superscripts indicate significant differences between dietary protein levels; NS non-significant (P > 0.05)