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Document Type

Research

Abstract

The relative proportions of the sexes appearing in a total of 2,014 guinea pigs in the colony of the Department of Genetics, Iowa State College, over a six-year period have been studied. The ratio of males for the 2,014 animals was 49.4%. This is a close approach to the expected 50:50 relationship of the sexes as postulated by the sex-chromosome mechanism. Considerable seasonal fluctuation in the ratios were observed, but these are not consistent throughout the period. Age of parents, litter size, and litter sequence have no marked effect on the sex ratio.

Publication Date

1929

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

36

Issue

1

First Page

383

Last Page

383

Copyright

© Copyright 1929 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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