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Table 1 Differences in blood profile and phagocyte activity parameters measured in greater mouse-eared bats (Myotis myotis), noctules (Nyctalus noctula) and laboratory BALB/C mice (Mus musculus). Post-hoc comparisons were used to evaluate species-specific differences in parameters. Legend: Hct = haematocrit, Hb = haemoglobin, Na = sodium, K = potassium, Cl = chloride, Urea = blood urea nitrogen, Glu = glucose, tCO2 = total dissolved carbon dioxide, WBC = white blood cell count, Tstart = time-to-start of phagocyte respiratory burst response, Tpeak = time-to-peak of phagocyte respiratory burst response, Tend = time-to-end of phagocyte respiratory burst response, Peak = peak intensity of phagocyte respiratory burst, Integral = total phagocyte capacity, Adjusted Integral = total phagocyte capacity recalculated for the white blood cell count; Mmyo = Myotis myotis, Nnoc = Nyctalus noctula and Mus = Mus musculus, ns = non-significant

From: Phagocyte activity reflects mammalian homeo- and hetero-thermic physiological states

Analysis of variance LSD post-hoc comparisons
Log-transformed variable SS Model df Model MS Model SS Residual df Residual MS Residual F p Mmyo vs Nnoc Mmyo vs Mus Nnoc vs Mus Remark
Hct (L/L) 0.27 2 0.14 0.04 33 0.00 101.31 <  0.001 0.021 <  0.001 <  0.001 Species-specific
Hb (g/L) 0.27 2 0.14 0.04 33 0.00 101.64 <  0.001 0.019 <  0.001 <  0.001 Species-specific
Na (mmol/L) 0.00 2 0.00 0.00 33 0.00 23.73 <  0.001 ns <  0.001 <  0.001 Homeotherm differs from heterotherms
K (mmol/L) 0.22 2 0.11 0.07 33 0.00 52.81 <  0.001 ns <  0.001 <  0.001 Homeotherm differs from heterotherms
Cl (mmol/L) 0.01 2 0.00 0.01 33 0.00 24.84 <  0.001 <  0.001 ns <  0.001 Heterotherm species differ
Urea (mmol/L) 3.48 2 1.74 0.53 33 0.02 108.08 <  0.001 <  0.001 <  0.001 <  0.001 Species-specific
Glu (mmol/L) 0.99 2 0.49 0.38 33 0.01 42.41 <  0.001 <  0.001 0.005 <  0.001 Species-specific
tCO2(mmol/L) 0.01 2 0.00 0.13 32 0.00 1.16 0.327 ns ns ns  
WBC 0.51 2 0.25 1.09 33 0.03 7.72 <  0.002 0.007 ns <  0.001 Heterotherm species differ
Tstart 12.92 2 6.46 2.08 33 0.06 102.69 <  0.001 ns <  0.001 <  0.001 Homeotherm differs from heterotherms
Tpeak 2.60 2 1.30 0.13 33 0.00 328.98 <  0.001 <  0.001 <  0.001 <  0.001 Species-specific
Tend 0.07 2 0.04 0.17 32 0.01 7.07 0.003 ns 0.002 0.005 Homeotherm differs from heterotherms
Peak 1.49 2 0.74 3.28 33 0.10 7.47 0.002 0.013 <  0.001 ns Heterotherm species differ
Integral 1.19 2 0.60 4.06 33 0.12 4.84 0.014 0.022 0.006 ns Heterotherm species differ
Adjusted Integral 1.52 2 0.76 2.20 33 0.07 11.36 <  0.001 ns <  0.001 0.002 Homeotherm differs from heterotherms