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Table 1 Average weight of tissues analysed using the MC-PCR method for detecting T. gondii DNA in harvested wildlife from Nunavik, Canada

From: Serological and molecular detection of Toxoplasma gondii in terrestrial and marine wildlife harvested for food in Nunavik, Canada

Species n Tissues Average weight (g) Min. weight (g) Max. weight (g)
Seal 61 Heart 90.2 32 100
Liver 74.4 35 100
Diaphragm 83.4 16 100
Geese 156 Brain 16.3 4.2 26
Heart 18.4 9.2 26
Gizzard 72.3 28 100
Liver 46.2 22 100
Breast muscle 76.5 36 100
Ptarmigan 166 Brain 7.8 6.7 9.2
Heart 2.1 0.7 2.9
Caribou 31 Brain 21.4 2.8 91
Heart/Muscle 52.3 10.7 87
Walrus 27 Tongue 51.4 37 58