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Table 1 Bioactivity of different molecular mass fractions of llama seminal plasma in female llamas (Experiment 1).

From: Ovulation-inducing factor: a protein component of llama seminal plasma

  ≥ 30 kDa
(n = 9)
10-30 kDa
(n = 9)
5-10 kDa
(n = 9)
< 5 kDa
(n = 9)
WSP
(n = 9)
PBS
(n = 9)
Follicle diameter*
(mm)
9.5 ± 0.7 9.3 ± 0.6 9.8 ± 0.7 10.0 ± 0.7 9.3 ± 0.5 11.3 ± 0.8
Ovulation
(%)
9/9a
(100%)
0/9b
(0%)
0/9b
(0%)
0/9b
(0%)
9/9a
(100%)
0/9b
(0%)
CL diameter on Day 8* (mm) 10.1 ± 0.5 ---- ---- ---- 10.8 ± 0.7 ----
  1. Whole seminal plasma (WSP, positive control), phosphate buffered saline (PBS, negative control). Values expressed as mean ± SEM; Day 0 = treatment.
  2. * No difference between groups (P = 0.9).
  3. a, bProportions with different superscripts are different (P < 0.001).