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Table 5 General and reproductive characteristics in male ship rats

From: Parallel assessment of male reproductive function in workers and wild rats exposed to pesticides in banana plantations in Guadeloupe

Characteristics Pesticide-exposed area
(banana plantations)
(n = 21)
mean (SD)
Pesticide-free area
(Fajou Islet)
(n = 20)
mean (SD)
P
Eye lens weight (mg) 29.4 (5.9) 29.0 (4.0) 0.92 †
Body weight (g) 218 (31) 166 (30) < 0.0001 †
Testis weight (g) 3.68 (0.72) 3.47 (0.36) 0.07 *
Epididymal weight (g) 1.22 (0.5) 1.28 (0.2) 0.39 *
Prostate weight (g) 0.21 (0.11) 0.20 (0.06) 0.79 *
Seminal vesicle weight (g) 0.82 (0.63) 0.88 (0.31) 0.50 *
Testicular sperm reserves (millions) 437(141) 419 (73) 0.57 *
Epididymal sperm reserves (millions) 427 (304) 477 (167) 0.30 *
Total sperm reserves (millions) 864 (413) 896 (223) 0.56 *
Gonadosomatic index 1.70 (0.31) 2.13 (0.29) < 0.0001 *
Testosterone (ng/mL) 11.2 (6.1) 19.1 (9.8) 0.02 *
LH (IU/L) 0.53 (0.46) 0.50 (0.18) 0.82 *
FSH (IU/L) 17.6 (3.6) 18.4 (6.3) 0.65 *
  1. †: unpaired t-test;
  2. *: adjusted for eye lens weight as a surrogate for age