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Table 4 Body and organ weight and sperm parameters of the F2 offspring from the male germline at 11 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

  Second Generation Male Germline (F2)
Control Low High
Body weight (g) 40.2 ± 1.7 39.4 ± 2.4 41.7 ± 2.9
Absolute left testes weight (mg) 117.9 ± 8.3 114.7 ± 9.6 120.0 ± 7.3
Relative testes weight (%) 0.3 ± 0.02 0.3 ± 0.02 0.3 ± 0.03
Absolute left epididymes weight (mg) 50.6 ± 11.7 49.0 ± 9.3 43.8 ± 6.0
Relative epididymes weight (%) 0.1 ± 0.03 0.1 ± 0.02 0.1 ± 0.02
Total epididymal sperm counts (× 106) 34.8 ± 6.2 36.0 ± 6.9 35.2 ± 5.3
Total motility (%) 65.1 ± 17.4 58.5 ± 14.9 67.1 ± 19.2
Progressive motility (%) 27.6 ± 9.2 25.4 ± 8.0 30.2 ± 8.8
  1. Data displayed as mean ± SD (n = 10–14)