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Table 1 The composition of the diets used.a

From: Feeding mice with diets containing mercury-contaminated fish flesh from French Guiana: a model for the mercurial intoxication of the Wayana Amerindians

   Diet (percentage of fish flesh in food)
  Control diet 0.1% 1% 7.5%
Moisture 10 10 10 10
Fat 2.71 2.71 2.70 2.64
Protein 14.38 14.46 15.14 20.04
Fibre 4.65 4.65 4.61 4.35
Ash 6.00 6.00 5.99 5.90
Carbohydrates     
Starch 44.97 44.97 44.52 41.60
Sugar 4.05 4.05 4.01 3.75
Pectin 1.52 1.52 1.50 1.41
Hemicellulose 10.17 10.17 10.07 9.41
Cellulose 4.32 4.32 4.28 4.00
Lignin 1.68 1.68 1.66 1.55
Fatty acids     
Saturated fatty acids     
C12:0 Lauric 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02
C14:0 Myristic 0.14 0.14 0.14 0.13
C16:0 Palmitic 0.31 0.31 0.31 0.31
C18:0 Stearic 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.05
Monounsaturated fatty acids     
C14:1 (w5) Myristoleic 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02
C16:1 (w7) Palmitoleic 0.09 0.09 0.09 0.09
C18:1 (w9) Oleic 0.77 0.77 0.76 0.73
Polyunsaturated fatty acids     
C18:2 (w6) Linoleic 0.69 0.69 0.68 0.64
C18:3 (w3) Linolenic 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.05
C20:4 (w6) Arachidonic 0.13 0.13 0.13 0.13
C22:6 (w3) Cervonic (DHA) < 0.01 < 0.01 < 0.01 0.02
  1. a Nutrients and compounds are given as their percentages in the diets.