High Altitude Adaptability and Meat Quality in Tibetan Pigs: A Reference for Local Pork Processing and Genetic Improvement

  title={High Altitude Adaptability and Meat Quality in Tibetan Pigs: A Reference for Local Pork Processing and Genetic Improvement},
  author={Mailin Gan and Linyuan Shen and Yuanfang Fan and Zhixian Guo and Bin Liu and Lei Chen and Guoqing Tang and Yanzhi Jiang and Xuewei Li and Shunhua Zhang and Lin Bai and Li Zhu},
  journal={Animals : an Open Access Journal from MDPI},
  • M. Gan, L. Shen, Li Zhu
  • Published 1 December 2019
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Animals : an Open Access Journal from MDPI
Simple Summary The increase in altitude will bring about a complex change in a series of elements of nature, which will have a profound impact on human production and life. Studying domestic animals in the native environment is an effective way to explore the impact of high altitude on human life, and at the same time is conducive to the development of local animal husbandry. Here, we found that the hypoxic adaptation of Tibetan pigs may be related to higher levels of VEGFA, HIF1 and myoglobin… 

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