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Table 3 Cell density measurement in ONL and INL

From: Clinical, electroretinographic and histomorphometric evaluation of the retina in sheep with natural scrapie

Nuclei/field Central retina Paracentral retina Peripheral retina
  Control Scrapie Control Scrapie Control Scrapie
Outer nuclear
layer
5.9 ± 0.7 4.7 ± 1.1** 5.8 ± 0.6 4.9 ± 0.8* 5.3 ± 0.9 5.1 ± 1.5
Inner nuclear
layer
1.5 ± 0.2 1.0 ± 0.2** 1.4 ± 0.2 1.0 ± 0.2* 1.5 ± 0.2 1.3 ± 0.4
  1. Cell density measurement (mean ± SD) in outer nuclear layer (ONL) and inner nuclear layer (INL) of retinas from unaffected control and naturally scrapie-affected sheep. In each of the three areas examined from each retina, the cell count was obtained by averaging the measurements made within three fields of 250 μm wide and at x400 magnification. Level of significance *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01