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Table 4 Correlations between cross-sectional areas of the sperm ultrastructures in the base of midpiece and sperm physiology

From: Comparative analysis of mammalian sperm ultrastructure reveals relationships between sperm morphology, mitochondrial functions and motility

Ultrastructures VSL ATP content
ODFs 0.22 0.77**
Ax 0.12 0.08
FSa 0.39 0.13
MS 0.79** 0.78**
odf1 0.26 0.8**
odf2 0.12 0.7*
odf3 0.18 0.74*
odf4 0.17 0.73**
odf5 0.24 0.79**
odf6 0.23 0.77**
odf7 0.18 0.72*
odf8 0.18 0.74*
odf9 0.14 0.68*
t-odf area 0.21 0.76**
  1. *P<0.05; **P<0.01. Analyses with autocorrelation between variables were not included in the table. a: the areas of FS indicate the areas of FS in the boundary of midpiece and principal piece. t-odf area = (odf1 + odf2 + odf3 + odf4 + odf5 + odf6 + odf7 + odf8 + odf9) area