Skeletal muscle fibre growth and growth associated myopathy in the domestic chicken (Gallus domesticus).

@article{Macrae2006SkeletalMF,
  title={Skeletal muscle fibre growth and growth associated myopathy in the domestic chicken (Gallus domesticus).},
  author={Vicky Elizabeth Macrae and M. Elaine Mahon and Sally Gilpin and Dale A Sandercock and Malcolm A. Mitchell},
  journal={British poultry science},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={264-72}
}
1. Genetic selection of broilers may have pushed muscle fibres to their maximum functional size constraints. Broiler (B), female great-grandparent (GGP) and layer (L) lines were weighed, blood sampled and killed from 5 to 25 weeks of age. 2. At 25 weeks, Pectoralis major (Pm) fibre size reached by the B (65.9 microm) and GGP (59.8 microm) were 1.5 times greater than the L (38.1 microm). In the B and GGP lines, fibre growth of the Pm markedly exceeded that of the Biceps femoris (Bf) muscle… CONTINUE READING
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