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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dc.contributor.author Green, Mark P.
dc.contributor.author Spate, Lee D.
dc.contributor.author Parks, Tina E.
dc.contributor.author Kimura, Koji
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Clifton N.
dc.contributor.author Williams, Jim E.
dc.contributor.author Kerley, Monty Stephen, 1960-
dc.contributor.author Green, Jonathan A. (Jonathan Andrew), 1969-
dc.contributor.author Keisler, Duane H.
dc.contributor.author Roberts, R. M. (Robert Michael), 1940-
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-11T16:31:08Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-11T16:31:08Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 6 (21), 2008. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/8767
dc.description doi:10.1186/1477-7827-6-21 en_US
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The research was supported by USDA/CSREES/NRI Grant 2001-35203- 10693 (to RMR) and a Life Sciences Molecular Biology Fellowship, University of Missouri (partial salary support for MPG). en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pregnancy -- Nutritional aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ewes -- Pregnancy en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sex ratio en_US
dc.title Nutritional Skewing of Conceptus Sex in Sheep: Effects of a Maternal Diet Enriched in Rumen-Protected Polyunsaturated Fatty acids (PUFA) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Animal sciences en_US
dc.source.harvested BioMed Central en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Division of Animal Sciences
dc.relation.ispartofcollection Animal Sciences publications (MU)


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