Funding for this research was provided by:
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR/5/10/10/2009-RHN)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-10-04
Received: 11 July 2018
Accepted: 18 September 2018
First Online: 4 October 2018
Compliance with ethical standards
: Study was approved by Institutional Ethics Committee of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal (IEC 087/2010), and a written informed consent was taken from subjects willing to provide their semen samples for the study. All the methods were performed in accordance with the institutional guidelines and Helsinki declaration. The study was approved by Institutional Animal Ethics Committee of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal (IAEC/KMC/40/2012). Animal care and handling were conducted according to the institutional guidelines for animal experimentation.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.