|Number of samples:||15|
|Release date:||Sep 5 2018|
|Last update date:||Oct 12 2018|
|Dataset link||In utero heat stress alters the offspring epigenome [methylation]|
Nine bull calves and six heifers gestated under maternal conditions of heat stress (HT, dams had access to shade) or cooling (CL, dams had access to shade, fans and soakers) were used for this study. Both bull calves (HT = 4 and CL = 5) and heifers (HT = 3 and CL = 3) were exposed to the maternal treatment through the intrauterine environment during the last 6-7 weeks of fetal development. Liver samples were collect from bull calves inmediately after birth. Heifers were managed under identical conditions from birth through their first lactation and mammary gland samples were collected on day 21 of the first lactation, coinciding with the rising milk yield phase of the lactation cycle. Liver and mammary gland samples were subjected to DNA extraction and subsequent reduced representation bisulfite sequencing.