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dc.contributor.authorGreen, Mark P.
dc.contributor.authorSpate, Lee D.
dc.contributor.authorParks, Tina E.
dc.contributor.authorKimura, Koji
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Clifton N.
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Jim E.
dc.contributor.authorKerley, Monty Stephen, 1960-
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Jonathan A. (Jonathan Andrew), 1969-
dc.contributor.authorKeisler, Duane H.
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, R. M. (Robert Michael), 1940-
dc.date.issued2008
dc.descriptiondoi:10.1186/1477-7827-6-21en_US
dc.description.abstractEvolutionary 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.sponsorshipThe 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.identifier.citationReproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 6 (21), 2008.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/8767
dc.publisherReproductive Biology and Endocrinologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAnimal Sciences publications (MU)
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Division of Animal Sciences
dc.source.harvestedBioMed Centralen_US
dc.subject.lcshPregnancy -- Nutritional aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEwes -- Pregnancyen_US
dc.subject.lcshSex ratioen_US
dc.titleNutritional Skewing of Conceptus Sex in Sheep: Effects of a Maternal Diet Enriched in Rumen-Protected Polyunsaturated Fatty acids (PUFA)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnimal sciencesen_US


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