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Table 4 Plasma cortisol concentrations (ng/ml) of UE- and SE-daughters during the Cortisol Response Test (CRT) one week prior to and on the last day of the social encounter week

From: Does the early social environment prepare individuals for the future? A match-mismatch experiment in female wild cavies

  one week prior to social encounter week last day of social encounter week LMM
time early social environment day of testing time × early social environment × day of testing
UE-daughters SE-daughters UE-daughters SE-daughters F = p = F = p = F = p = F = p =
plasma cortisol concentrations during CRT (ng/ml)
C0 667.1 ± 90.0 554.9 ± 106.2 635.8 ± 88.8 389.9 ± 32.4 4.34 0.016 0.13 0.720 0.63 0.429 0.11 0.894
C1 3610.6 ± 281.7 3634.8 ± 344.3 3741.2 ± 410.7 3446.5 ± 292.9
C2 4185.2 ± 440.1 4355.3 ± 385.9 4525.4 ± 478.2 4972.2 ± 298.6
  1. The test was performed twice, exactly two weeks apart. UE-daughters: daughters whose mothers had lived in an unstable social environment during pregnancy and lactation; SE-daughters: daughters whose mothers had lived in a stable social environment during pregnancy and lactation. Data are given as untransformed mean values ± SEM. Statistics: LMM. NUE-daughters = 10-11; NSE-daughters = 9-11