Two long-term studies by our group have shown that nutrition of the pregnant dam altered the growth and development of the ewe offspring, and their subsequent lactational performance (van der Linden et al. 2009; Paten et al. 2013a). These effects were attributed to developmental programming possibly via epigenetic changes. Epigenetic regulation, such as histone modifications and chromatin condensation, has been implicated in the short- and long-term control of transcription in mammary epithelial cells (Kress et al. 2010)...
Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 74, Napier, 212-214, 2014
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