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Murray Pettitt Professional Research Associate

6C90 - Agriculture Building

Research Area(s)

  • Genetic control of sperm function
  • Sperm physiology
  • Preservation and cryopreservation


Animal and Poultry Science


B.Sc. and M.Sc. (University of Manitoba), Ph.D. (University of Guelph)

Selected Recent Publications

A.C. Guzik, M.J. Pettitt, E. Beltranena, L.L. Southern and B.J. Kerr. 2005. Threonine and tryptophan rations fed tonursery pigs. J. Anim. Phys. Anim. Nutr. 89:297-746.

J.L. Patterson, G.R. Foxcroft, M.J. Pettitt and E. Beltranena. 2004. Gilt selection for improved lifetime productivity. J. Anim. Sci. 82(supp. 1) 442.

A.E. Randall, M.J. Pettitt, C. Plante, B.C. Buckrell, G.C. B. Randall, J.M. Henderson, R. Larochelle, R. Magar, and J.W. Pollard. 1999. Elimination of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus through embryo transfer. Therio. 51:274

M.J. Pettitt and M.M. Buhr. 1998. Extender components and surfactants affect boar sperm function and membrane behaviour during cryopreservation. J. Androl. 19:736-746.

J.A. McCoshen, A.P. B. Dackiw, M.J. Pettitt and P.A. Fernandes. 1994. Clinical implications of "chemotaxis" in gamete function and infertility diagnosis and treatment. J. Soc. Obs. Gyn. Can. 16:2027.