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dc.contributor.authorGreen, Mark P.eng
dc.contributor.authorSpate, Lee D.eng
dc.contributor.authorParks, Tina E.eng
dc.contributor.authorKimura, Kojieng
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Clifton N.eng
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, James E. (James Edward), 1949-eng
dc.contributor.authorKerley, Monty Stephen, 1960-eng
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Jonathan A. (Jonathan Andrew), 1969-eng
dc.contributor.authorKeisler, Duane H.eng
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, R. M. (Robert Michael), 1940-eng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.descriptiondoi:10.1186/1477-7827-6-21eng
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.eng
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).eng
dc.identifier.citationReproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 6 (21), 2008.eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/8767eng
dc.publisherReproductive Biology and Endocrinologyeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAnimal Sciences publications (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Division of Animal Scienceseng
dc.source.harvestedBioMed Centraleng
dc.subject.lcshPregnancy -- Nutritional aspectseng
dc.subject.lcshEwes -- Pregnancyeng
dc.subject.lcshSex ratioeng
dc.titleNutritional Skewing of Conceptus Sex in Sheep: Effects of a Maternal Diet Enriched in Rumen-Protected Polyunsaturated Fatty acids (PUFA)eng
dc.typeArticleeng


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