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Table 6 Body and organ weight and sperm parameters of the F3 offspring at 12 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

  Third Generation (F3)
Control Low High
Absolute body weight (g) 42.2 ± 5.46 43.9 ± 3.94 41.5 ± 6.18
Absolute left testes weight (mg) 121.5 ± 18.1 113.4 ± 8.3 119.0 ± 11.0
Relative testes weight (%) 0.3 ± 0.1 0.3 ± 0.02 0.3 ± 0.04
Absolute left epididymes weight (mg) 44.6 ± 3.1 46.1 ± 3.1 39.6 ± 10.3
Relative epididymes weight (%) 0.1 ± 0.02 0.1 ± 0.01 0.1 ± 0.01
Total epididymal sperm counts (× 106) 45.5 ± 13.6 42.1 ± 9.5 43.8 ± 8.1
Total motility (%) 44.9 ± 15.9 42.4 ± 9.1 41.9 ± 11.1
Progressive motility (%) 22.1 ± 10.5 20.5 ± 7.0 20.9 ± 7.2
  1. Data displayed as mean ± SD (n = 9–10)