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Table 2 Ovulation-inducing effect of protein fractions of llama seminal plasma (full experiment)

From: Biochemical isolation and purification of ovulation-inducing factor (OIF) in seminal plasma of llamas

  PBS SP Fraction
A
Fraction
B
Fraction
C2
Follicle diameter (mm) at
treatment* (mean ± SEM)
8.1 ± 0.4 8.5 ± 0.4 8.8 ± 0.3 9.5 ± 0.6 8.9 ± 0.3
Ovulation rate
(%)
0/10a
(0%)
10/11b
(91%)
0/10a
(0%)
2/11a
(18%)
10/11b
(91%)
  1. Female llamas (n = 10-11 per group) were given whole seminal plasma (SP, positive control), Fractions A or B (isolated by hydroxylapatite column chromatography), Fraction C2 (isolated by gel filtration chromatography), or phosphate buffered saline (PBS, negative control).
  2. * No significant difference among groups
  3. a,b Proportions with different superscripts are different (P < 0.001)