Publication
Title
Effects of diet quality on serum oxidative status and body mass in male and female pigeons during reproduction
Author
Abstract
The quality of diet can affect the oxidative status of an animal and its susceptibility to oxidative damage. However, such effects can be expected to differ among phases of life cycle (e.g., reproduction, migration, moult), because they face the animals with different nutrient requirements and levels of stress. In this study. I investigated the effects of diet quality (standard vs. decreased quality diet) on the patterns of variation in serum oxidative status (oxidative damage, serum antioxidant capacity, serum thiols) and body mass in male and female pigeons (Columba livia) across the incubation and chick-rearing phases. This study shows that effects of environmental quality (diet) on oxidative status and body mass of breeding pigeons can emerge more strongly while chick feeding, but now while incubating. This study also suggests that males and females may differ in oxidative status and in how environmental quality (diet in this study) affects their oxidative status. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Comparative biochemistry and physiology : A : molecular & integrative physiology. - London
Publication
London : 2010
ISSN
1095-6433
Volume/pages
156:2(2010), p. 294-299
ISI
000277748500018
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
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Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 06.10.2015
Last edited 14.06.2017