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Fig. 1 | Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology

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From: Melatonin attenuates cadmium-induced ovulatory dysfunction by suppressing endoplasmic reticulum stress and cell apoptosis

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Cd treatment disrupted physiologic functions of ovary. a Body weight were conducted every other day during Cd treatment, Cd (5 mg/kg) group are significantly lighter than the other groups from the fourth day of treatment. b Comparison of relative ovary weights between the groups. c Ovarian morphology by H&E staining. CL, corpus luteum; white arrow, antral follicle; yellow arrow, atretic follicle. The scale bars represent 250 μm (upper panel), 100 μm (lower panel). d Number of ovulated oocytes obtained from oviduct. Data are presented as means ± SD. *P < 0.05 and **P < 0.01, compared with the controls

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