Table 4.

Linear regression analyses of the relationships between the relative abundance of variable membrane fatty acids (%) and oxidative enzyme activities (μmol g–1 min–1) in the flight muscle of bobwhite quails

% EPA% DHA% ARA
CS 0.03 (+) 0.09 (+)0.06 (–)
HOAD 0.007 (+) 0.007 (+) <0.001 (–)
CPT0.79 (+)0.32 (+)0.11 (–)
COX 0.045 (+) 0.95 (–)0.46 (–)
  • All treatment groups were pooled for each analysis (N=31), and values are the probabilities that the slopes are different from 0. Whether the slope is positive or negative is indicated in parentheses. CS, citrate synthase; HOAD, 3-hydroxyacyl CoA dehydrogenase; CPT, carnitine palmitoyl transferase; COX, cytochrome oxidase; EPA, eicosapentaenoic acid; DHA: docosahexaenoic acid; ARA, arachidonic acid. Bold values indicate when the slope of the relationship is significantly different from 0