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Table 2 Mean values of blood profile and phagocyte activity parameters in groups defined by K-means clustering analysis of the three mammal species under study. All Mus musculus specimens separated from bats in one cluster. Bats were split between two additional groups with clustering not driven by species specificity but rather parameters related to white blood cell count and phagocyte respiratory burst. 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

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

  Cluster 1 Cluster 2 Cluster 3
Hct (L/L) 1.551 1.716 1.744
Hb (g/L) 2.083 2.248 2.276
Na (mmol/L) 2.155 2.179 2.172
K (mmol/L) 0.714 0.878 0.874
Cl (mmol/L) 2.049 2.079 2.062
Urea (mmol/L) 0.623 1.215 1.279
Glu (mmol/L) 0.999 0.665 0.802
tCO2(mmol/L) 1.374 1.351 1.342
WBC 0.610 0.876 0.677
Tstart 1.661 2.759 3.071
Tpeak 3.164 3.727 3.709
Tend 4.129 4.078 3.991
Peak 1.555 1.526 0.936
Integral 5.236 5.310 4.650
Adjusted Integral 1.626 1.434 0.973
Individuals in the cluster Mus1–13 Mmyo3,21–23
Nnoc1,4–7,9,10,12
Mmyo1,2,5 -7,10,12
Nnoc2,3,8,11