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Frequency of myostatin gene mutations and effects on calf performance in the INRA95 male double muscled strain.

@inproceedings{Mnissier2002FrequencyOM,
  title={Frequency of myostatin gene mutations and effects on calf performance in the INRA95 male double muscled strain.},
  author={F. M{\'e}nissier and S. Astruc and P. Maugrion and H. Legros and G. Caste},
  year={2002}
}
INTRODUCTION The interest of using double muscled bulls from beef breeds for terminal crossbreeding, due to the high beef value of their calves, was shown a long time ago (Bibé et al., 1974 ; Ménissier, 1982a). This is why in France, several selection programmes using double muscled bulls for terminal crossbreeding by artificial insemination (AI) was developed over several decades. The first programme is based on the recruitment or even the procreation in herds of young double muscled Charolais… Expand

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Muscle Hypertrophy of Genetic Origin and its use to Improve Beef Production
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The present state of knowledge about the Genetic Determination of Muscular Hypertrophy or the Double Muscled Trait in Cattle and Genetic D determination and Selection in the Pig is presented. Expand