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The 79.0 [+ or -] 3.0% of ICS were undamaged (p < 0.05), percentages of damage in tail (13.8 [+ or -] 2.0%) and in head (12.4 [+ or -] 1.3%) were significantly more than those observed in the middle piece (2.8 [+ or -] 1.4%) and acrosome (2.1 [+ or -] 1.2%) (p < 0.05).
Morphologic assessment of sperms revealed a high incidence of abnormal head shape, degenerated middle piece, undulating plasma membrane and deformed axoneme structure (figs.8a &b).
The 5-[micro]m long middle piece is the first part of the tail.
As we can see from some of Quantz's surviving flutes, at the time that he wrote the Versuch six different middle pieces were often made for a single instrument, so that the flautist could choose to play in any of the many different pitches then in use.
You can do this by holding the wing by its tip to create a 'v' shape between the drumstick and the middle piece. Place a sharp knife at the centre of the 'v' and slice through the cartilage.
Anurekha herself choreographed the middle piece, with the music and rhythmic accompaniment conceived by Ronu Majumdar, India's top flute player, and Partha Sarathi Mukherjee, the group's brilliant tabla player, who found himself with a walk-on role.