Consequences of pig domestication for skeletal muscle growth and cellularity

  title={Consequences of pig domestication for skeletal muscle growth and cellularity},
  author={Charlotte Rehfeldt and M. Henning and Ilse Fiedler},
This study was conducted to investigate the impact of domestication of the pig on various cellular properties of skeletal muscle. For this purpose, samples of semitendinosus (ST), psoas major (PM), and longissimus (LD) muscles of 24 European wild boars (WB; Sus scrofa scrofa) and of 28 domestic pigs (Sus scrofa domestica) of German Landrace (DP) were taken at birth, and at 7 and 20 weeks of age and subjected to histological, biochemical, and/or cell culture studies. At birth, DP muscles… CONTINUE READING


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