Double-muscled (DM) cattle have increased numbers of muscle fibres and most muscles are heavier, although certain muscles are reduced in weight relative to non-double-muscled animals. This study was undertaken to investigate whether this differential muscle growth seen in the adult was apparent during foetal growth. Foetuses with presumptive DM phenotype were compared to presumptive non-double-muscled controls (NDM), at four gestational ages. Body weight (p

JAK, Martyn, JM Oldham, CJ Berry, SP Kirk, BC McGarry, WM McMillan, and JJ Bass

Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 57, , 278-281, 1997
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