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dc.contributor.advisorSafranski, Timothy Jon, 1965-eng
dc.contributor.advisorSutovsky, Petereng
dc.contributor.authorLovercamp, Kyle W.eng
dc.date.issued2004eng
dc.date.submitted2004 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (June 30, 2006)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2004.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Animal sciences.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This study was performed to determine whether using high power microscopic analysis and two putative biochemical fertility markers, 15-lipoxygenase (15-LOX) and ubiquitin (UBI), could be used to accurately evaluate boar semen quality. In this study, ejaculates (n=116) were collected from 18 Large White boars for eight months (April, August-February). Ejaculates were analyzed and the percentage of proximal CDs (PCD), distal CDs (DCD), distal midpiece reflex CDs (DMR) and other spermatozoa abnormalities (ABN). Further ejaculate analysis was performed by semi-quantitative western blotting with computerized densitometry using antibodies against 15-LOX and UBI. Fertility data including FR and TNB was collected from sows mated to the boars in the study. Correlation coefficient analysis found moderate, negative relationships between FRs and DCDs (-0.39, P<0.01) and DMRs (-0.24, P<0.05), but not PCDs. These data suggest that an accurate boar semen analysis can be achieved by improved microscopy and by the use of biochemical fertility markers.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb55850509eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/5811
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.eng
dc.subject.lcshBiochemical markerseng
dc.subject.lcshBoars -- Fertilityeng
dc.titleArachidonate 15-lipoxygenase and ubiquitin as potential fertility markers in boarseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineAnimal sciences (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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