Submitted to: Feedinfo.com
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: September 8, 2003
Publication Date: September 9, 2003
Citation: CASAS, E., SMITH, T.P. RECENT ADVANCES IN THE GENETICS OF MEAT TENDERNESS. FEEDINFO.COM. 2003. Online available: http://www.feedinfo.com. Accessed Sept. 9, 2003. Interpretive Summary: The objective of this paper was to review the facts leading to the detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms at the CAPN1 gene as a marker system used to identify animals with potentially tender meat. By using two bovine families and a population of cattle, it was established that two mutations (single nucleotide polymorphisms) in the CAPN1 gene can predict a portion of the differences in beef tenderness. This information is a step towards identifying gene differences in meat tenderness.