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Table 5 Sperm counts in rats at 60 and 90 days-old.

From: Short- and long-term reproductive effects of prenatal and lactational growth restriction caused by maternal diabetes in male rats

  60 days 90 days
  OC (n = 8) OD (n = 6) OC (n = 6) OD (n = 6)
Testis     
Daily sperm production (× 106)/testis 24.38 ± 0.77 17.05 ± 1.70b 38.08 ± 0.85 34.50 ± 1.81
Daily sperm production (× 106)/g of testis 20.98 ± 0.45 20.85 ± 1.26 24.65 ± 0.69 29.52 ± 1.15a
Number of spermatids (× 106)/testis 148.70 ± 4.70 104.00 ± 10.38b 232.27 ± 5.16 210.62 ± 11.13
Number of spermatids (× 106)/g of testis 127.97 ± 2.72 127.16 ± 7.67 150.60 ± 0.30 180.23 ± 6.97b
Caput/corpus epididymis     
   Sperm number (× 106) 59.71 ± 6.71 25.77 ± 6.21b 112.63 ± 6.90 92.03 ± 7.40
   Sperm number (× 106)/g of epididymal region 401.33 ± 30.55 279.41 ± 47.69a 365.95 ± 13.88 386.60 ± 14.23
   Sperm transit time (days) 2.04 ± 0.21 1.47 ± 0.67a 2.97 ± 0.17 2.65 ± 0.15
Cauda epididymis     
   Sperm number (× 106) 27.07 ± 5.68 10.66 ± 5.10 188.08 ± 5.34 137.80 ± 10.55b
   Sperm number (× 106)/g of epididymal region 353.56 ± 53.11 249.18 ± 97.29 1024.25 ± 0.28 840.37 ± 26.67b
   Sperm transit time (days) 1.07 ± 0.20 0.54 ± 0.18 4.95 ± 0.15 4.09 ± 0.26a
  1. Values expressed as mean ± SEM.ap < 0.05,bp < 0.01. Student's t-test. OC- offspring of control dams; OD- offspring of diabetic dams.