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Experimental reduction in dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids depresses sperm competitiveness

Rahman,MM, Gasparini,C, Turchini,GM and Evans,JP 2014, Experimental reduction in dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids depresses sperm competitiveness, Biology letters, vol. 10, no. 9, pp. 20140623-20140623, doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0623.

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Title Experimental reduction in dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids depresses sperm competitiveness
Author(s) Rahman,MM
Gasparini,C
Turchini,GMORCID iD for Turchini,GM orcid.org/0000-0003-0694-4283
Evans,JP
Journal name Biology letters
Volume number 10
Issue number 9
Start page 20140623
End page 20140623
Publisher The Royal Society Publishing
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2014-09
ISSN 1744-9561
1744-957X
Summary  The health benefits of diets containing rich sources of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFA) are well documented and include reductions in the risk of several diseases typical of Western societies. The dietary intake of n-3 LC-PUFA has also been linked to fertility, and there is abundant evidence that a range of ejaculate traits linked to fertility in humans, livestock and other animals depend on an adequate intake of n-3 LC-PUFA from dietary sources. However, relatively few studies have explored how n-3 LC-PUFA influence reproductive fitness, particularly in the context of sexual selection. Here, we show that experimental reduction in the level of n-3 LC-PUFA in the diet of guppies (Poecilia reticulata) depresses a male’s share of paternity when sperm compete for fertilization, confirming that the currently observed trend for reduced n-3 LC-PUFA in western diets has important implications for individual reproductive fitness.
Language eng
DOI 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0623
Field of Research 070499 Fisheries Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 830204 Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, The Royal Society Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30069906

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