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Title: Musculatura dupla. I – Características de desempenho e da carcaça de bovinos (Double muscling I. – Performance and carcass characteristics in beef cattle)
Authors: Teixeira, C. Salviano
de Oliveira, D. A. Andrade
Quirino, C. R.
Keywords: beef cattle, carcass characteristics, double muscling, meat production, muscular hypertrophy, myostatin.
Bovinos, características de carcaça, hipertrofia muscular, miostatina, musculatura dupla, produção de carne.
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2006
Publisher: Asociacion Latinoamericana de Produccion Animal
Citation: Archivos Latinoamericanos de Produccion Animal (ISSN: 1022-1301) Vol 14 Num 1
Abstract: Double muscling or muscular hypertrophy is a genetic inheritance found in several species of economic interest, such as cattle, sheep and pigs. The highest frequency in cattle is found in Belgian Blue and Piedmontese breeds. However it is also found in Charolais, Rubea Galega, Marchigiana and others breeds. The superior carcass characteristics and higher proportion of prime cuts have been responsible for the worldwide increase in the number of animals with muscular hypertrophy, due to either the systematic selection of animals for double-muscled animals or the use of double muscled animals in crossbreeding. Despite of the fact that double muscling is associated with reduced fertility and dystocia, in the economic context, the gains in feed conversion and meat quality (leaner and more tender beef) outweigh the costs of these problems.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/7106
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=la06002
Rights: Copyright 2006 - ALPA. Arch. Latinoam. Prod. Anim.
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