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From: The battle of the sexes starts in the oviduct: modulation of oviductal transcriptome by X and Y-bearing spermatozoa

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Schematic representation of the experimental design. Sows were subjected to laparoscopic surgery. To prevent X- and Y-spermatozoa migration between oviducts, both uterine horns were cut using titanium staples. Then, one oviduct was inseminated with X-spermatozoa and the contralateral oviduct was inseminated with Y-spermatozoa (3 × 105 spermatozoa/100 μl) from the same animal. Twenty-four hours following laparoscopic insemination, oviductal tissues containing X- and Y-sperm samples were collected from each side of the reproductive tract in all animals.

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