Hematological parameters kinetics in iron modulated and infected fish. Iron modulation: (A) hematocrit, (B) red blood cells count (RBC), (C) serum iron, (D) transferrin saturation and (E) liver iron; Infection: (F) hematocrit, (G) red blood cells count (RBC), (H) serum iron, (I) transferrin saturation and (J) liver iron. Values are expressed as means ± S.D. (n = 5 or n = 6 for iron modulation or infection, respectively). Samples were collected at 4, 7 and 14 days after iron modulation or 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours post-infection. Untreated fish were used as a 0-day control (n = 5). Differences from the controls were considered significant for *p < 0.05.
Neves et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:106 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-106