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Table 2 Principal biochemical composition (mean ± SD, n = 9) of early developmental stages of the clam Ruditapes decussatus under three levels of nutrition: starvation and two mono-specific diets (Isochrysis aff galbana = T-iso and Chaetoceros calcitrans = C.cal)

From: Biochemical compounds’ dynamics during larval development of the carpet-shell clam Ruditapes decussatus (Linnaeus, 1758): effects of mono-specific diets and starvation

Food regime Days after fertilization Gross biochemical composition (ng ind−1)
Protein Total lipids Carbohydrates
Starvation 0 13.98 ± 3.39 8.10 ± 2.40 2.31 ± 0.92
2 14.77 ± 0.57 7.34 ± 0.00 4.14 ± 0.14
5 20.22 ± 3.92 7.24 ± 0.83 4.36 ± 0.41
8 13.49 ± 6.84 5.58 ± 0.83 4.29 ± .47
14 4.75 ± 1.28 2.82 ± 1.26 4.03 ± 0.40
19 2.39 ± 1.26 1.72 ± 0.48 3.51 ± 0.20
23 0.37 ± 0.00 1.72 ± 0.48 3.31 ± 0.29
T-iso 0 13.98 ± 3.39 8.10 ± 2.40 2.31 ± 0.92
2 14.37 ± 0.00 7.34 ± 0.00 4.14 ± 0.14
5 54.86 ± 14.13 25.16 ± 1.91 16.56 ± 0.92
8 84.46 ± 11.48 61.28 ± 2.66 34.64 ± 1.03
14 101.28 ± 26.23 72.59 ± 4.14 39.01 ± 1.73
19 212.94 ± 55.97 151.18 ± 30.41 46.26 ± 9.47
23 144.33 ± 11.65 118.09 ± 8.27 38.29 ± 4.56
C.cal 0 13.98 ± 3.39 8.10 ± 2.40 2.31 ± 0.92
2 14.37 ± 0.00 7.34 ± 0.00 4.14 ± 0.14
5 36.70 ± 2.02 21.58 ± 4.08 19.56 ± 0.85
8 27.96 ± 3.08 46.39 ± 1.72 20.41 ± 1.13
14 68.99 ± 5.34 53.01 ± 9.11 18.59 ± 1.03
19 85.81 ± 13.44 56.04 ± 2.48 32.55 ± 1.16
23 72.35 ± 5.08 47.22 ± 4.99 23.78 ± 6.21