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Table 1 Vascular Area (VA) recorded in the pig pre-(PreOF) and periovulatory (EPerOF-LPerOF) follicles.

From: Blood vessel remodeling in pig ovarian follicles during the periovulatory period: an immunohistochemistry and SEM-corrosion casting study

  PreOF (60 h-eCG) EPerOF (18 h-hCG) LPerOF (36 h-hCG)
Total VA (μm 2 ) 6578.21 ± 1125.21a 3925.42 ± 889.75 b 8209.39 ± 2784.25 c
Inner network (μm 2 ) 2785.45 ± 199.87 2399.22 ± 196.32 2604.13 ± 247.89
Outer network (plus anastomotical vessels) (μm 2 ) 3792.76 ± 801.22a 1526.20 ± 545.69 b 5605.26 ± 1005.96 c
  1. The values are expressed as mean ± S.D.
  2. a, b, c. Values with different superscripts within each line of parameters indicate data significantly different at least for P < 0.05.