Slow fiber cluster pattern in pig longissimus thoracis muscle: implications for myogenesis.

@article{Fonseca2003SlowFC,
  title={Slow fiber cluster pattern in pig longissimus thoracis muscle: implications for myogenesis.},
  author={Sergio Fonseca and I J Wilsons and Graham W. Horgan and Charlotte Maltin},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2003},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={973-83}
}
Recent evidence implicates fiber type proportions as playing a role in meat eating quality, and in pigs it has been suggested that the slow oxidative fibers contribute to both juiciness and tenderness. The fiber distribution in pigs is different from that found in most other species, in which the various types of skeletal muscle fiber are distributed in a "checkerboard" pattern, because in pigs the slow oxidative fibers have a clustered distribution. The initial processes leading to fiber… CONTINUE READING

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