Table 1

Gestation and birth data for each maternal treatment groupa

Maternal treatment (μg/kg LPS)

Number of mothers

Gestation length (days)

Total number of offspring

Mean litter size

Male:female ratio

Mean birthweight (g)


0 (saline control)

6

19

65

10.8 ± 0.6

1.1 ± 0.17

1.62 ± 0.02

10

6

19

82

13.7 ± 0.6*

1.4 ± 0.21

1.57 ± 0.01

50

6

19

76

12.7 ± 0.3

1.0 ± 0.16

1.57 ± 0.01

150

6

19

68

11.3 ± 1.0

1.1 ± 0.18

1.64 ± 0.02


aLPS: lipopolysaccharide. Values represent means ± SEM. *P ≤ 0.05 vs. control.

Williams et al. BMC Biology 2011 9:49   doi:10.1186/1741-7007-9-49

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