Gordana Kralik

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Heavy metals concentration (mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, copper, zinc and chromium) in tissues (muscles, liver, kidney and gonads) of Dalmatian barbelgudgeon, the nase, the souffie and brown trout, inhabiting waters of Busko Blato reservoir in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The meat of the tested fish(More)
  • 2003
The study was performed on 53 carcasses of three way crossed castrated pigs divided into two groups regarding the breed of the terminal sire (1st group; Pietrain, n=25 and 2nd group; Large White, n=28). After the slaughter at approximately 100 kg, following measurements were taken from MLD samples: pH45, pH24, water holding capacity (w.h.c.), consistency(More)
Rapid development of DNA research techniques in the last few decades has enabled identification of genes that underlie genetic variation of production traits observed in livestock species. Identification of these genes is expected to allow more efficient selection with employment of genetic markers and to yield more accurate insight into the physiology of(More)
One of the natural antioxidants that can be used to extend the shelf life of meat is carnosine. Carnosine is a dipeptide, composed of L-histidine and β-alanine, which can be considered as bioactive food component due to its physiological function. Lipid oxidation is one of the main factors causing quality deterioration of meat and meat products (Kennedy et(More)
Stress sensitivity pig syndrome (Porcine Stress Syndrome – PSS) occurs in pigs as a consequence of intensive pig selection to meatiness. This syndrome is manifested in stress conditions through symptoms of malignant hyperthermia (MHS) characterized by fast breathing, strong pulse, muscle tremor, elevated body temperature, partial to total muscular rigidity,(More)
The present study was carried out on 119 randomly chosen carcasses of barrows, slaughtered at approximately 100 kg live weight in three abattoirs form east Croatia. Main meat quality traits were measured: pHi, pHu, CIE-L* and drip loss by compression and bag method. Among investigated drip loss predictors the highest significance was found for WHC and pHu(More)
The present study was performed in order to investigate a relationship between polymorphisms on the calpastatin gene (CAST) and pig meat quality traits. The investigation was carried out on 29 gilts and barrows, crosses of Large White x German Landrace randomly selected at slaughter line. Pigs were slaughtered at 130-150 kg of live weight and blood samples(More)
This study was performed on 146 pig carcasses, selected on the basis of back fat thickness measured at the position for “Two Points” method as described by the Croatian Regulation on Quality of Pig Carcasses on Slaughterhouseline (National Gazette, No. 119/99). There was no stratification based on carcass weight. The leanness of pig carcasses was determined(More)