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Table 3 Mean volume and number density of mitochondria and lipid droplets in ABALCs and white fat adipocytes

From: The brown adipocyte differentiation pathway in birds: An evolutionary road not taken

  Volume of a single organelle (μm3) Number density (per μm2 cell)
Cell type Mitochondrion Lipid droplet Mitochondria Lipid droplet
ABALCs 0.72 ± 0.14 1.88 ± 0.4* 0.076 ± 0.012* 0.11 ± 0.02*
Abdominal fat 0.52 ± 0.16 788 ± 289* 0.017 ± 0.003* 0.002 ± 0.0003*
  1. *Significantly different at α = 0.05. One-way ANOVA; Kruskal-Wallis on ranks.