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Fig. 3 | BMC Research Notes

Fig. 3

From: Maternal omega-3 fatty acid intake during neurodevelopment does not affect pup behavior related to depression, novelty, or learning

Fig. 3

Consequences of maternal n-3 FA consumption on offspring reference or working memory in the hole board test. Pups were placed in the open field chamber modified to contain a board with a 4 × 4 grid and a consistent pattern of baited holes. Rats were subjected to five trials each day for three consecutive days. Individual trajectories are shown for n-3FA supplemented (n = 7) and deficient (n = 10) pups. In each panel, green, solid lines indicate supplemented pups and orange, dashed lines specify deficient pups. Solid, circular markers indicate the supplemented pup that was an outlier and not included in the working memory ratio data shown in Additional files 4 and 5. The mean memory ratios for supplemented pups is indicated by a thick, blue line. A thick, red line denotes the mean memory ratios for deficient pups. a Displays reference memory ratios, b working memory ratios. One less supplemented pup is included on day 2 for each ratio because data was lost due to an equipment malfunction

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