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Figure 5

From: Dose-response effects of estrogenic mycotoxins (zearalenone, alpha- and beta-zearalenol) on motility, hyperactivation and the acrosome reaction of stallion sperm

Figure 5

Dose-response effect of estrogenic mycotoxins and 17β-estradiol on proportion of live acrosome-reacted stallion sperm. Exposure to α- and β-ZOL at a concentration of 0.1 mM significantly increased the percentage of (live) acrosome reacted sperm (p < 0.0001 and p < 0.05, respectively), when compared to controls ("0 μM"). No effects of ZEA or E2 on the percentage of live acrosome reacted cells were observed. Different letters indicate values that differ significantly a vs b = p < 0.05; a vs c = p < 0.001; n = 5.

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