Effect of early feed restriction on myofibre types and expression of growth-related genes in the gastrocnemius muscle of crossbred broiler chickens.

@article{Li2007EffectOE,
  title={Effect of early feed restriction on myofibre types and expression of growth-related genes in the gastrocnemius muscle of crossbred broiler chickens.},
  author={Yue Li and Lixia Yuan and Xiaojing Yang and Yingdong Ni and Dong Xia and Stephan Barth and Roland Grossmann and R Zhao},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={98 2},
  pages={310-9}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate the immediate and long-term effects of early feed restriction (ER) on morphology and gene expression of lateral gastrocnemius muscle. Newly hatched crossbred broiler chickens were allocated into control and ER groups, the latter being free-fed on alternate days from hatch to 14 days of age (14 d), followed by ad libitum feeding as the control group until 63 d. The lateral gastrocnemius muscle was taken at 14 and 63 d, respectively for myofibre typing… CONTINUE READING