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The ratio of X- and Y-Bearing sperm in ejaculates of men with three or more children of the same sex

Irving, J., Bittles, A., Peverall, J., Murch, A. and Matson, Phillip (1999) The ratio of X- and Y-Bearing sperm in ejaculates of men with three or more children of the same sex. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, 16 (9). pp. 492-494.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1020555101059
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Abstract

Purpose: The present study evaluated the proportions of X-bearing and Y-bearing sperm within the semen of donors who were the declared fathers of three or more sons or daughters.

Methods: The proportions of sperm were determined using dual-color fluorescence in situ hybridization to identify the X and Y chromosomes.

Results: The only difference observed was in semen volume. There was no increase in the proportion of Y-bearing sperm for men with only sons (49.7

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: 1999 Plenum Publishing Corporation
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/12749
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