ISSN: 2249–9504
CAS CODEN: IJPCDX

IMPACT OF CALCIUMAND MAGNESIUMIONS IN IDENTIFICATION OF OFFSPRING GENDER IN RATS

Abstract

Author(s): S. Chandraju*,A.Beirami and CS. Chidan Kumar

Impact of calcium and magnesium in diet to determine offspring gender in rats hasbeen investigated. Sex determination has scientific basis for prevention of genetic diseases in addition to social backgrounds. 20 healthy rats chosen from the first generation of the previous experimented rats were divided into two groups in the ratio male to female1:5. The first group was Ca and Mg, the second group was control unit without Ca and Mg. It was found that the delivered offspring male to female ratio were 3.3:1 and 1:1 for the first and second groups respectively. Also, it was found that rats fed with (Ca, Mg) food yields maximum numbers of male offspring (77), while rats fed with normal food yields lowest numbers of male offspring (50).

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