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Table 1 Placental and fetal weights at d 133 of gestation for ewes fed endophyte-infected, ergot alkaloid containing (E+/E+) or endophyte-free, no ergot alkaloids (E−/E-) tall fescue seed during mid and late gestation

From: Differentially expressed genes in cotyledon of ewes fed mycotoxins

  E−/E- E+/E+ SEM P-Level
Ewe 4 4   
Fetal weight, g 9366.7 7440.4 316.47 0.0051
Placentome weight, g 922.1 649.4 51.05 0.0092
Cotyledon weight, g 705.3 467.7 56.47 0.025
Caruncle weight, g 216.7 181.7 13.03 0.106
Placentome number 98.25 112.5 12.18 0.44
Fetal:Placentome weight ratio 10.28 11.58 0.77 0.27
Fetal:Caruncle weight ratio 43.78 41.76 3.87 0.72
Fetal:Cotyledon weight ratio 13.54 16.49 1.56 0.23