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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Recent Advances in the Genetics of Meat Tenderness

item Casas, Eduardo
item Smith, Timothy

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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: 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.

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