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Table 7 Body and organ weight and sperm parameters of the F4 offspring at 8 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

  Fourth Generation (F4)
Control High
Absolute body weight (g) 41.1 ± 1.4 39.4 ± 1.9
Absolute left testes weight (mg) 118.1 ± 10.1 106.8 ± 9.8
Relative testes weight (%) 0.3 ± 0.03 0.3 ± 0.01
Absolute left epididymes weight (mg) 43.2 ± 3.6 38.0 ± 9.2
Relative epididymes weight (%) 0.1 ± 0.01 0.1 ± 0.02
Total epididymal sperm counts (× 106) 21.0 ± 9.7 27.1 ± 2.5
Total motility (%) 28.5 ± 6.6 35.0 ± 8.9
Progressive motility (%) 22.1 ± 4.8 28.1 ± 8.2
  1. Data displayed as mean ± SD (n = 6–7)