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Table 6 Seminiferous epithelium cycle and mean number of Sertoli cells per seminiferous tubule of 90-day-old animals.

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

  OC (n = 5) OD (n = 5)
Stages of the germinal epithelium   
I-VI 41.75 ± 0.75 39.75 ± 1.32
VII-VIII 28.75 ± 1.49 31.00 ± 1.15
IX-XIII 24.75 ± 0.48 24.5 ± 1.44
XIV 4.75 ± 0.85 4.75 ± 0.48
Mean number of Sertoli cells 14. 70 ± 0.15 14.33 ± 0.18
  1. Values expressed as mean ± SEM. Student's t-test. OC- offspring of control dams; OD - offspring of diabetic dams.