Carbendazim (mg/kg/day)
0 20 40 80
No of animals examined 27 26 27 28
Terminal  body weight (g) 44.61 ± 0.34 43.77 ± 0.67 44.06 ± 0.66 44.28 ± 0.26
Absolute organ weight (g)        

Brain

0.39 ± 0.1 0.39 ± 0.4 0.37 ± 0.8 0.36 ± 0.9

Liver

1.54 ± 0.2 1.55± 0.4 1.57 ± 0.7 1.56 ± 0.6

Kidneys

0.37 ± 0.5 0.38 ± 0.3 0.35 ± 0.1 0.37 ± 0.5

Spleen

0.15 ± 0.5 0.15 ± 0.2 0.14  ±0.6 0.14  ± 0.2

Heart

0.16 ± 0.3 0.16 ± 0.1 0.15  ± 0.7 0.15 ± 0.2

Ovaries

0.04 ± 0.1 0.04 ± 0.1 0.04 ± 0.1 0.04 ± 0.1

Uterus

20.17 ± 0.9 19.13 ± 0.6 19.79 ± 0.9 19.99 ± 0.7

Placenta

0.20 ± 0.3 0.20 ± 0.3 0.21 ± 0.3 0.20 ± 0.1
Relative organ weighta        

Brain

0.01 ± 0.1 0.01 ± 0.1 0.01 ± 0.2 0.01 ± 0.1

Liver

0.04 ± 0.4 0.04 ± 0.2 0.04 ± 0.6 0.04 ± 0.4

Kidneys

0.01 ± 0.2 0.01 ± 0.2 0.01 ± 0.5 0.01 ± 0.5

Spleen

0.003 ± 0.3 0.003 ± 0.3 0.003 ± 0.3 0.003 ± 0.1

Heart

0.004 ± 0.2 0.003 ± 0.2 0.003 ± 0.4 0.003 ± 0.2

Ovaries

0.001 ± 0.1 0.001 ± 0.4 0.001 ± 0.3 0.001 ± 0.3

Uterus

0. 45 ± 0.3 0.45 ± 0.2 0.45 ± 0.5 0.45 ± 0.4

Placenta

0.005 ± 0.2 0.005 ± 0.5 0.005 ± 0.6 0.005 ± 0.1
Data are presented as mean ± SD
aOrgan weight/body weight
Table 3: Organ weights in mice after exposure to metalaxyl on Gds 6-15.