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Table 2 Small intestine morphology of male offspring of ducks at 2, 5, and 10 weeks of age

From: Paternal weight of ducks may have an influence on offspring’ small intestinal function and cecal microorganisms

    Villus height
(μm)
Crypt depth
(μm)
Villus height/Crypt depth Intestine thickness (μm)
2 W Ileum H 561.83 ± 159.73 212.13 ± 26.38 2.69 ± 0.83 260.83 ± 35.13
L 601.61 ± 40.02 200.70 ± 16.14 3.03 ± 0.14 249.60 ± 7.27
P value 0.70 0.56 0.52 0.60
Jejunum H 721.38 ± 96.77 149.54 ± 22.56 4.94 ± 0.37 238.45 ± 6.31
L 630.69 ± 110.83 196.06 ± 41.35 3.51 ± 1.38 277.71 ± 63.42
P value 0.35 0.16 0.16 0.30
Duodenum H 876.68 ± 67.99 208.04 ± 21.46 4.54 ± 0.56 311.51 ± 44.77
L 735.46 ± 89.78 243.28 ± 15.88 3.09 ± 0.31 327.49 ± 14.66
P value 0.10 0.08 0.02 0.60
5 W Ileum H 796.40 ± 161.72 180.98 ± 4.44 4.55 ± 0.89 260.46 ± 6.73
L 748.70 ± 43.48 198.45 ± 19.35 3.94 ± 0.31 305.32 ± 72.39
P value 0.73 0.34 0.45 0.50
Jejunum H 1129.52 ± 98.97 227.85 ± 18.62 5.01 ± 0.17 264.51 ± 19.84
L 996.26 ± 204.34 212.72 ± 16.95 4.70 ± 0.62 242.92 ± 11.74
P value 0.37 0.36 0.46 0.20
Duodenum H 1159.96 ± 76.61 220.82 ± 28.28 5.42 ± 1.07 287.45 ± 42.36
L 1120.97 ± 127.29 269.10 ± 31.74 4.29 ± 0.68 315.50 ± 56.67
P value 0.67 0.12 0.20 0.50
10 W Ileum H 755.88 ± 31.57 215.26 ± 52.94 3.64 ± 0.71 451.44 ± 128.98
L 632.75 ± 125.11 148.96 ± 14.78 4.31 ± 0.44 246.14 ± 41.65
P value 0.31 0.23 0.37 0.20
Jejunum H 1049.83 ± 5.40 211.84 ± 17.45 5.31 ± 0.57 339.10 ± 60.53
L 828.11 ± 33.93 163.52 ± 11.23 5.30 ± 0.22 262.07 ± 22.94
P value 0.01 0.08 0.99 0.20
Duodenum H 1023.59 ± 67.05 282.27 ± 52.07 3.72 ± 0.91 439.68 ± 73.37
L 1150.33 ± 68.74 247.31 ± 1.61 4.67 ± 0.32 451.52 ± 72.12
P value 0.20 0.44 0.30 0.90
  1. Note: H refers to group H, L refers to group L, 2 W refers to 2 weeks of age; 5 W refers to 5 weeks of age; 10 W refers to 10 weeks of age