Comparison of liver transcriptome from high- and low-intramuscular fat Chaohu ducks provided additional candidate genes for lipid selection

  title={Comparison of liver transcriptome from high- and low-intramuscular fat Chaohu ducks provided additional candidate genes for lipid selection},
  author={Kai Ge and Xingyong Chen and Jinlong Kuang and Lei Yang and Zhaoyu Geng},
  journal={3 Biotech},
Abstract The meat quality of ducks is closely related to the intramuscular fat (IMF) content. This study explored the candidate regulatory genes of IMF formation and lipid deposition in Chaohu ducks. The IMF of breast muscle in 100 ducks was determined and statistically analysed by normal distribution test. Duck liver samples with high IMF (CH, n = 3) and low IMF (CL, n = 3) were selected for transcriptome analysis by RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq). The IMF was in accordance with normal distribution… 
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