While differences in meat drip loss, protein or ash percentage of guinea fowl broilers fed either of the two dietary treatments were not significant, guinea fowls fed the treated faba bean-based diet showed an increase in fat level of breast muscle
when compared to those fed the SBM based control diet (p<0.
It was reported that the BB genotype at A-FABP had significantly higher IMF content in leg muscles and breast muscles
than that in AA and AB genotype in Beijing-You chickens (Ye et al.
The deposition of n-3 PUFA in the thigh and breast muscles
in the low n-6/n-3 group was 4 times greater than in the high n-6/n-3 group.
The diameter and density of the breast muscle
fibers were measured on the left pectoral major muscle (3 cm x 2 cm).
Muscle pH: Breast muscle
pH was measured in the upper one-third of the pectoral major muscle from the right side with pH meter PB-10 (Sartorius Scientific Instruments Co.
The decrease in the intramuscular fat content and the increase in the protein content of breast muscles
in SG chickens, noted in our study, correspond with the findings of Castellini et al.
The color and the pH values of breast muscle
(Pectoralis major) of broilers fed diet with the green tea extract Traits Diet 0GTE 0.
05) taste panel scores for flavor and juiciness of thigh and breast muscles
for the capon than for the intact birds.
pH values for breast muscles
aged 0 h were similar to those aged 4 h, but differed from breast muscles
aged 24 h (p<0.
200-300 mg of leg muscle, breast muscle
, cardiac muscle, abdominal fat and liver were sampled and stored at -70[degrees]C for extraction of total RNA.
Compared with the control, breast muscle
cholesterol was significantly reduced by all the treatments except the karaya saponin 25 mg+R.
The results of meat quality of breast muscles
are presented in Table 4.
The weights of total breast with bone included and breast muscles
were not significantly affected by sex, female chickens had higher muscle to bone ratio for the breast portion.
Breed differences in the biochemical determinism of ultimate pH in breast muscles
of broiler chickens-A key role of AMP deaminase?
In the present study, higher ME increased the b* value of breast muscles
whereas, lysine had contrasting effects on [b.