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Research Article

Effect of Antimicrobial Peptide, Nisin, on the Reproductive Functions of Rats

Table 3

Effect of oral exposure of male rats with Nisin (50 mg/kg/day) for 90 days on daily sperm production, sperm number in cauda epididymis, sperm transit rate and sperm morphology was determined as described in Section 2. Each value is the mean ± S.D. of five observations. No significant difference was recorded between the groups.

Daily sperm productionSperm numberSperm transit rateAbnormal sperm (%)

Control40.32 ± 3.42286 ± 376.34 ± 1.971.22 ± 0.13
Treated40.63 ± 4.14280 ± 306.22 ± 2.130.99 ± 0.10

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