Chicken muscle mitochondrial content appears co-ordinately regulated and is associated with performance phenotypes

@inproceedings{Reverter2017ChickenMM,
  title={Chicken muscle mitochondrial content appears co-ordinately regulated and is associated with performance phenotypes},
  author={Antonio Reverter and Ron Okimoto and Robyn L Sapp and Walter Bottje and Rachel Hawken and Nicholas J. Hudson},
  booktitle={Biology open},
  year={2017}
}
Mitochondrial content is a fundamental cellular bioenergetic phenotype. Previous work has hypothesised possible links between variation in muscle mitochondrial content and animal performance. However, no population screens have been performed in any production species. Here, we have designed a high throughput molecular approach to estimate mitochondrial content in commercial broilers. Technical validity was established using several approaches, including its performance in monoclonal DF-1 cells… CONTINUE READING