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Table 1 Radiolabelled substrate incorporation in loriciferans from the L'Atalante basin and nematodes from coastal Mediterranean sediments.

From: The first metazoa living in permanently anoxic conditions

  DPM ind-1
  Control (killed) Treated (living)
Loriciferans 53 ± 3 93 ± 4
Nematodes   
   (n = 1 ind) 56 ± 1 64 ± 3
   (n = 2 ind) 58 ± 4 73 ± 7
   (n = 5 ind) 61 ± 1 79 ± 4
   (n = 10 ind) 62 ± 1 98 ± 2
  1. Reported are individual disintegrations per minute of nematodes (coastal Mediterranean Sea) and loriciferans (L'Atalante basin) incubated with (3H)-leucine. Data are means of replicates (n = 3-5) ± standard deviation determined on living specimens (treatment) and Loricifera collected from same anoxic sediments but killed prior to treatment (control). Ind: individuals; DPM: disintegration per minute.