Table 1.

Relative proportions of each myofibre type (% area) contributing to each muscle from active and aestivating Cyclorana alboguttata (N=6)

Myofibre types %ControlSix-month aestivatorsNine-month aestivatorsP-value
Oxidative
Iliofibularis32.95±1.6031.98±2.7431.52±1.450.846
Sartorius26.95±2.2129.29±2.3428.78±0.910.676
Gastrocnemius29.52±0.8933.11±4.3029.51±0.420.990
Cruralis26.08±0.8825.02±1.1825.06±1.190.724
P-value0.014*0.2350.005*
Glycolytic
Iliofibularis67.05±1.6068.20±2.7468.48±1.450.846
Sartorius73.05±2.2170.71±2.3471.22±0.910.676
Gastrocnemius70.47±0.8966.89±4.3070.49±0.420.990
Cruralis73.92±0.8874.98±1.1874.94±1.180.724
P-value0.014*0.2350.005*
  • Values are means ± s.e.m. *Indicate significant differences