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Table 1 Sperm morphology in male mice according to Kawai et al (2006).

From: Male mice with deleted Wolframin (Wfs1) gene have reduced fertility

Characteristic Wfs1KO (n = 11) wt (n = 12) p-value
Motility 78.0 ± 2.8% 70.0 ± 3.4% 0.04
Straight motility 66.0 ± 3.5% 58.0 ± 4.4% 0.08
Sperm without CD 57.2 ± 4.9% 68.7 ± 5.4% 0.07
Light CD 30.5 ± 3.3% 22.5 ± 3.8% 0.07
Heavy CD 12.3 ± 1.8% 8.8 ± 1.8% 0.09
Straight tail 53.1 ± 1.5% 50.3 ± 1.7% 0.1
Proximal bent tail 14.4 ± 1.2% 21.5 ± 1.3% 0.0003
Distal bent tail 32.5 ± 2.3% 28.2 ± 1.7% 0.07
Hairpin at the neck 9.7 ± 0.7% 9.7 ± 0.8% 0.5
Abnormal head 22.8 ± 1.8% 31.5 ± 3.5% 0.02
  1. Percentage of spermatozoa (out of 200) having the specific characteristic (mean ± SEM). (CD – cytoplasmic droplets).