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Table 4 Quantitative analysis of immature and mature germ cells in HCMV-infected human testis organotypic culture

From: Detection of human cytomegalovirus in motile spermatozoa and spermatogenic cells in testis organotypic culture

Germ cells Organotypic culture in vitro, days
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  Uninfected HCMV-infected P-value Uninfected HCMV-infected P-value
Spermatogonia 100a 53,8 <0.001b 82,2 36,8 <0.001
Spermatocytes 100 38,9 <0.001 51,5 18,7 <0.001
Round spermatids 104 37,7 <0.001 70,4 27,6 <0.001
Elongated spermatids 96 57,7 <0.001 65,7 42,5 <0.05
Spermatozoa 106,3 100 >0.05 106,3 100 >0.05
  1. a - mean quantity of cells, %; quantity of cells before introduction in culture was taken for 100%;
  2. b - Student's paired t-test.