Show simple item record Lambe, N. R. Macfarlane, J. M. RIchardson, R .I. Matika, O. Haresign, W. Bünger, L. 2011-06-01T13:13:14Z 2011-06-01T13:13:14Z 2010-08-01
dc.identifier.citation Lambe , N R , Macfarlane , J M , RIchardson , R I , Matika , O , Haresign , W & Bünger , L 2010 , ' The effect of Texel Muscling QTL (TM-QTL) on meat quality traits in crossbred lambs ' Meat Science , vol 85 , no. 4 , pp. 684-690 . DOI: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2010.03.025 en
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dc.description Lambe, N.R., Macfarlane, J.M., Matika, O., Haresign, W., Bunger, L. (2010). The effect of Texel Muscling QTL (TM-QTL) on meat quality traits in crossbred lambs.   Meat Science, 85 (4), 684-690. Sponsorship: DEFRA; MDC; BBSRC IMPF: 02.61 RONO: 00 en
dc.description.abstract A quantitative trait locus (QTL) has been identified on chromosome 18 in Texel sheep (TM-QTL) that increases depth and area of the longissimus dorsi muscle. The study aimed to assess the pleiotropic QTL effects on key meat quality traits (toughness and intramuscular fat content after 7 days aging) of crossbred lambs carrying one copy of the TM-QTL. The results showed that male Texel × Mule lambs carrying the TM-QTL had significantly less intramuscular fat (1.86% versus 2.25%) and higher toughness, with increased variation, in the loin muscle, compared to non-carrier males. Similar conclusions were obtained using two different types of tenderometer equipment: one using the Volodkevitch test (average shear force of 4.17 kgF or 40.9 N for carrier males, 2.61 kgF or 25.6 N for non-carrier males) and one using the MIRINZ test (average shear force of 6.18 kgF or 60.6 N for carrier males, 5.22 kgF or 51.2 N for non-carrier males). Although most toughness measurements were within published consumer acceptability limits, a few individual TM-QTL carrier lambs had unacceptably tough meat, despite enhanced post-slaughter processing. The TM-QTL did not significantly affect loin toughness in female lambs, leg toughness in either sex, or intramuscular fat content. These results should be considered, alongside direct effects of the TM-QTL on muscling and carcass composition, in recommendations for the use of this QTL by sheep breeders. Keywords: Meat eating quality; Meat quality; Muscularity; Texel; Lambs; QTL en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Meat Science en
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dc.subject meat eating quality en
dc.subject meat quality en
dc.subject muscularity en
dc.subject Texel en
dc.subject lambs en
dc.subject QTL en
dc.title The effect of Texel Muscling QTL (TM-QTL) on meat quality traits in crossbred lambs en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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