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Table 3 Body and organ weight and sperm parameters of the F1 offspring at 21 weeks of age

From: Effects of maternal inhalation of carbon black nanoparticles on reproductive and fertility parameters in a four-generation study of male mice

  First Generation (F1)
Control Low High
Body weight (g) 47.2 ± 5.8 47.5 ± 4.3 48.2 ± 5.02
Absolute left testes weight (mg) 107.6 ± 5.8 109.3 ± 7.3 104.9 ± 9.4
Relative testes weight (%) 0.2 ± 0.03 0.2 ± 0.02 0.2 ± 0.04
Absolute left epididymes weight (mg) 49.0 ± 3.1 48.7 ± 4.8 47.9 ± 8.3
Relative epididymes weight (%) 0.1 ± 0.02 0.1 ± 0.01 0.1 ± 0.02
Total epididymal sperm counts (× 106) 33.6 ± 8.9 33.5 ± 8.1 34.0 ± 6.8
Total motility (%) 72.0 ± 12.8 72.2 ± 18.8 59.4 ± 12.9
Progressive motility (%) 21.1 ± 7.1 25.3 ± 7.7 21.1 ± 5.6
  1. Data displayed as mean ± SD (n = 11–12)