Table 5.

Amount of RNA and DNA in heart ventricles of Antarctic notothenioids

N. coriiceps (+Hb/+Mb)C. rastrospinosus (–Hb/+Mb)C. aceratus (–Hb/–Mb)
Total RNA (mg g–1 wet mass)1.01±0.160.67±0.081.13±0.14
Total DNA (mg g–1 wet mass)0.33±0.030.24±0.020.26±0.02
  • Values are means ± s.e.m. (N=8 for RNA measurements; N=6 for DNA measurements)