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Table 3 Effect of sub-chronic treatment (30 days) malathion (200 mg / kg BW, po) and / or essential oils of lavender (50 mg / kg, PC, OP) on variation in the sperm parameters in male-mice

From: Lavandula stoechas essential oils protect against Malathion-induces reproductive disruptions in male mice

Parameters CTR M LSEO M + LSEO
Sperm concentration (106/mL) 7.36 ± 2.00 2.76 ± 1.00* 7.89 ± 1.00# 7.21 ± 2.00#
Motility (%) 69.00 ± 7.00 40.00 ± 5.00* 68.00 ± 4.00# 67.00 ± 5.00#
Viability (%) 79.00 ± 4.00 22 .00 ± 6.00* 81.00 ± 4.00# 72.00 ± 5.00#
Morphology (normal form) (%) 86.10 ± 4.52 46.00 ± 3.00* 89.00 ± 4.56# 79.00 ± 5.38#
Head Abnormal sperm (%) 5.80 ± 0.96 14.00 ± 2.10* 4.62 ± 1.12# 6.49 ± 1.71#
Caudal Abnormal sperm (%) 8.10 ± 1.41 39.00 ± 4.20* 11.60 ± 2.30# 15.80 ± 1.90#
Sperm count 106/g epididymis 132.00 ± 16.40 96.00 ± 1.98* 134.00 ± 1.96# 123.00 ± 3.49#
Spermatid count 106/g of testis 200.00 ± 9.30 118.00 ± 5.89* 189.00 ± 7.21# 183.00 ± 8.78#
  1. The results represent the mean ± SEM (n = 12). (*: P < 0.05 vs. control, and #: P < 0.05 vs Malathion by the student t-test)