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Table 2 Comparison of life-history traits between breeding and non-breeding Siberian hamsters

From: Photoresponsiveness affects life history traits but not oxidative status in a seasonal rodent

  Phenotype
Life history trait breeding non-breeding
mb before breeding (g) males 30.17 ± 4.54 31.95 ± 4.36
females 24.72 ± 2.71 23.95 ± 2.44
mb after breeding (g) males 32.37 ± 2.62 35.87 ± 3.87 a
females 30.12 ± 3.42 26.65 ± 3.03 a
degree of use of paper tube % winter 84.20 ± 12.81 74.55 ± 18.57
summer 68.82 ± 20.86 64.02 ± 27.14
propensity to build the nest % winter 88.3 61.1 a
summer 43.6 b 31.5 b
  1. Values are mean ± SD
  2. a difference between reproductive status; P ≤ 0.05
  3. b difference between seasons within reproductive status; P ≤ 0.05