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Table 4 Effect of the selection with different concentrations of Androcoll-Bear on sperm morphology

From: Improving sperm banking efficiency in endangered species through the use of a sperm selection method in brown bear (Ursus arctos) thawed sperm

  Area Perimeter Length Width Elongation
Control 19.78 ± 0.06 A 16.03 ± 0.02 A 6.01 ± 0.01 A 3.29 ± 0.01 A 1.3934 ± 0.0024 A
A50 19.55 ± 0.04 B 15.96 ± 0.02 AB 5.99 ± 0.01 AB 3.26 ± 0 B 1.3910 ± 0.0016 AB
A65 19.48 ± 0.04 B 15.93 ± 0.02 B 5.98 ± 0.01 B 3.25 ± 0 B 1.3985 ± 0.0016 AC
A80 20.21 ± 0.03 C 16.2 ± 0.01 C 6.08 ± 0.01 C 3.32 ± 0 C 1.4007 ± 0.0015 C
  1. The table shows: Area (μm2), Perimeter (μm), Length (μm), Width (μm), Elongation.
  2. Samples were assessed after thawing and after selection. Treatments: Androcoll-Bear 50% (A50), Androcoll-Bear 65% (A65) and Androcoll-Bear 80% (A80). Data are shown the model-derived mean ± s.e.m
  3. (A,B) Capital letters show differences (P < 0.05)