Nutritional Skewing of Conceptus Sex in Sheep: Effects of a Maternal Diet Enriched in Rumen-Protected Polyunsaturated Fatty acids (PUFA)

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Nutritional Skewing of Conceptus Sex in Sheep: Effects of a Maternal Diet Enriched in Rumen-Protected Polyunsaturated Fatty acids (PUFA)

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Title: Nutritional Skewing of Conceptus Sex in Sheep: Effects of a Maternal Diet Enriched in Rumen-Protected Polyunsaturated Fatty acids (PUFA)
Author: Green, Mark P.; Spate, Lee D.; Parks, Tina E.; Kimura, Koji; Murphy, Clifton N.; Williams, Jim E.; Kerley, Monty Stephen, 1960-; Green, Jonathan A. (Jonathan Andrew), 1969-; Keisler, Duane H.; Roberts, R. M. (Robert Michael), 1940-
Date: 2008
Publisher: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology
Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 6 (21), 2008.
Abstract: Evolutionary theory suggests that in polygynous mammalian species females in better body condition should produce more sons than daughters. Few controlled studies have however tested this hypothesis and controversy exists as to whether body condition score or maternal diet is in fact the determining factor of offspring sex. Here, we examined whether maternal diet, specifically increased n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid(PUFA) intake, of ewes with a constant body condition score around the time of conception influenced sex ratio.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/8767

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