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Title: The effects of the myostatin g+6723G>A mutation on carcass and meat quality of lamb
Contributor(s): Hope, Mitchell (author); Haynes, Fay Emma Milton  (author); Oddy, Hutton  (author)orcid ; Koohmaraie, Mohammad (author); Al-Owaimer, Abdullah (author); Geesink, Geert  (author)
Publication Date: 2013
DOI: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2013.03.029
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Abstract: This study evaluated the effects of the myostatin g + 6723G > A mutation on carcass and meat quality traits of lamb (AA: n = 5; AG: n = 8; GG: n = 9). Dressing percentage was positively affected by the mutation with homozygotes for the mutation having the highest yield. Regarding carcass composition, there was a significant increase in the proportional weights of the loin and hindquarter muscles. Objective meat quality traits of the 'M. longissimus lumborum' (LL) and 'M. semimembranosus' (SM) were not significantly affected. For the SM, toughness (shear force and compression) tended to be lowest for homozygotes for the mutation. The myostatin g + 6723G > A mutation did not affect sensory meat quality traits of grilled steaks for the LL, but resulted in a significant improvement in eating quality for the SM. Given the number of animals in this study, the robustness of the outcome of this study with regard to the effects on meat quality and its causes requires further investigation.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Meat Science, 95(1), p. 118-122
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Place of Publication: Netherlands
ISSN: 1873-4138
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 070299 Animal Production not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 300399 Animal production not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 830599 Primary Animal Products not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 100699 Primary products from animals not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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School of Environmental and Rural Science

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