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Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R2741

Topic

Swine

Summary and Implications

The objective of this study was to determine the effect of maternal long chain n-3 fatty acid supplementation on the DNA methylation profile of offspring buffy coats. We demonstrated several methylated regions across the genome were influenced by maternal n-3 dietary treatment. Therefore, feeding n-3 fatty acids to sows during gestation and lactation may result in a DNA methylation imprint on offspring buffy coats that persists beyond the nursery phase and may alter the phenotype of the growing pig.

Copyright Holder

Iowa State University

Language

en

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