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Table 4 Correlation between age and DNA integrity; mean and standard deviation of percentages of sperm cells with chromatin alterations detected by the CMA3, 8-OhdG and SCSA techniques of young (n = 27), adult (n = 59), and aged (n = 36) bovine semen samples

From: Does sperm quality and DNA integrity differ in cryopreserved semen samples from young, adult, and aged Nellore bulls?

Group CMA3 8-OHdG SCSA (%DFI)
Young 1.57 ± 0.76ª 25.69 ± 6.29c 3.55 ± 0.61ª
Adult 1.09 ± 0.63b 34.89 ± 9.20b 2.13 ± 0.78c
Aged 0.90 ± 0.59b 44.11 ± 11.00a 3.09 ± 0.96b
Correlation (P value) −0.33 (>0.0001) 0.63 (>0.0001) −0.14 (0.1401)
  1. Means with different superscripts in the same column differ significantly (p < 0.05) by the Duncan test