Month  Purification time (hours) Neutral lipids (%)
Mussels parasitized with Marteilia spp. Marteilia-free mussels
May 0 12.48 16.64
24 14.08 10.82
48 10.64 9.70
June 0 8.37 8.89
24 11.23 11.6
48 11.06 11.82
  0 14.57 15.03
October 24 15.94 8.64
  48 11.32 14.26
Table 6: Percentages of neutral lipids detected in an area of 1447680 pixels observed in parasitized and parasite-free mussels (M. galloprovincialis) at different purification times.