The development of meat tenderness is likely to be compartmentalised by ultimate pH.

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Bull Musculus longissimus dorsi (n=63) were categorised into high (pH≥6.2), intermediate (pH 5.8-6.19) and low (≤5.79) ultimate pH (pHu) and aged up to 28 days post mortem at -1°C. High pHu samples were acceptably tender at 1 day post mortem and significantly more tender than low pHu meat at all ageing timepoints (p<0.05). Rapid autolysis of μ-calpain in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2013.08.022

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