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Table 1 Effects of treatment with heat on body weight, testis weight, epidydimal weight and sperm characteristics - motility and sperm counts (ANOVA analysis)

From: Selection against spermatozoa with fragmented DNA after postovulatory mating depends on the type of damage

  Treatment Group
  Control
(n = 9)
Scrotal Heat Stress
(n = 8)
γ Radiated
(n = 10)
Body weight (g) 37.06 ± 1.69 35.96 ± 0.73 36.72 ± 0.74
Testis weight (mg) 239 ± 14a 138 ± 10b 127 ± 5b
Testis weight per body weight (mg/g) 6.06 ± 0.88a 2.54 ± 0.36b 3.47 ± 0.13b
Epididymal weight (mg) 133.0 ± 10.5 113. 5 ± 10.7 133 ± 27
Vas deferens sperm counts (×106) 11.6 ± 0.8a 4.4 ± 1.7b 7.6 ± 1.3c
Motility (%) 69 ± 3a 21 ± 5b 52 ± 4c
  1. Values with different alphabetical superscripts in each row differ significantly (P < 0.05)