Table 1

Sperm morphometry parameter measurements* (average ± SD) of the sperm head, midpiece and tail

Parameter

Measurement


    Head:

Length (μm)

3.98 ± 0.35

Width (μm)

2.25 ± 0.15

Area (μm2)

7.47 ± 0.92

Perimeter (μm)

11.52 ± 0.81

Ellipticity

4.27 ± 0.35

Elongation

0.27 ± 0.04

    Midpiece:

Length (μm)

1.09 ± 0.10

Width (μm)

1.09 ± 0.11

Area (μm2)

1.10 ± 0.19

Perimeter (μm)

4.25 ± 0.38

    Tail:

Length (μm)

28.06 ± 3.13


*Data are combined for breeders, subordinates and dispersers.

van der Horst et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:351   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-351

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