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Table 5 Body and organ weight and sperm parameters of the F2 offspring from the female 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 Female Germline (F3)
Control Low High
Absolute body weight (g) 43.4 ± 2.8 40.9 ± 2.6 40.8 ± 2.9
Absolute left testes weight (mg) 115.5 ± 9.0 111.8 ± 12.1 104.8 ± 21.8
Relative testes weight (%) 0.3 ± 0.03 0.3 ± 0.02 0.3 ± 0.05
Absolute left epididymes weight (mg) 46.6 ± 2.4 43.0 ± 4.9 46.0 ± 5.7
Relative epididymes weight (%) 0.1 ± 0.01 0.1 ± 0.01 0.1 ± 0.01
Total epididymal sperm counts (× 106) 32.2 ± 5.0 35.5 ± 7.0 27.5 ± 8.4
Total motility (%) 65.3 ± 14.4 67.7 ± 16.9 75.0 ± 12.3
Progressive motility (%) 28.0 ± 4.9 30.8 ± 9.4 29.8 ± 8.7
  1. Data displayed as mean ± SD (n = 8–11)