Effects of divergent selection for leg weakness on muscle and bone characteristics in Duroc swine

@article{Draper1992EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of divergent selection for leg weakness on muscle and bone characteristics in Duroc swine},
  author={Donald D. Draper and Michael Rothschild and LL Christian},
  journal={Genetics, Selection, Evolution : GSE},
  year={1992},
  volume={24},
  pages={363 - 374}
}
The dimensions and weights of front leg muscles, tendons, and bones were determined in 44 gilts that were offspring of three Duroc lines from a five-generation divergent-selection experiment on leg weakness. Lines were low, control, and high, with the low line having the greatest leg weakness and the high-line having the least leg weakness. At a slaughter weight of approximately 118 kg, the right front leg was removed from the carcasses of 14 low-, 16 control-, and 14 high-line gilts. Each… CONTINUE READING
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