An improved technique for estimating pectoral muscle protein condition from body measurements of live gulls

@inproceedings{Bolton2008AnIT,
  title={An improved technique for estimating pectoral muscle protein condition from body measurements of live gulls},
  author={Mark Bolton and Pat Monaghan and David C. Houston},
  year={2008}
}
Body measurements, which could be taken from live birds, were used to estimate total pectoral muscle protein in Lesser Black-backed Gulls Larus fuscus. The maximum cross-sectional area of the flight muscles was measured from the profile of the muscle surface over the keel, and this was used in conjunction with the length of the flight muscle to estimate muscle volume. The estimate of muscle volume was then used with fresh body weight to estimate total flight muscle protein. A highly significant… CONTINUE READING

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