Table 1

Number of measurements for different variables in seven studied breeds
Low Tenderness
Breed Aubrac Salers Limousin Charolais × Salers Charolais Holstein Blond d'Aquitaine
Variables Total
Tenderness scores 53 91 321 12 312 15 215 1019
WBSF1 281 141 197 619
Total Collagen 49 80 36 138 15 17 335
Insoluble Collagen 49 80 36 138 15 17 335
ICDH2 53 81 39 12 165 15 17 382
LDH3 53 81 39 12 165 15 17 382
FG (%)4 53 81 39 8 65 15 261
SO (%)5 53 81 39 8 65 15 261
CSA6 51 81 320 8 217 15 211 903
Total 414 656 1150 63 1601 120 725
Medium Tenderness
Breed Aubrac Salers Limousin Charolais × Salers Charolais Holstein Blond d'Aquitaine
Variables Total
Tenderness scores 52 83 756 24 730 13 420 2078
WBSF1 697 535 413 1645
Total Collagen 51 82 58 38 13 4 246
Insoluble Collagen 51 82 58 38 13 4 246
ICDH2 52 82 59 16 146 13 4 372
LDH3 52 82 59 16 146 13 4 372
FG (%)4 52 82 59 2 59 13 267
SO (%)5 52 82 59 2 59 13 267
CSA6 52 82 750 2 595 13 418 1912
Total 414 657 2555 89 2514 104 1275
High Tenderness
Breed Aubrac Salers Limousin Charolais × Salers Charolais Holstein Blond d'Aquitaine
Variables Total
Tenderness scores 21 66 286 12 525 2 357 1269
WBSF1 265 435 354 1054
Total Collagen 21 65 21 25 2 134
Insoluble Collagen 21 65 21 25 2 134
ICDH2 21 64 21 8 64 2 180
LDH3 21 64 21 8 64 2 180
FG (%)4 21 65 21 2 21 2 132
SO (%)5 21 65 21 2 21 2 132
CSA6 21 65 286 3 456 2 353 1186
Total 168 519 963 41 1729 16 1064

1WBSF: Warner-Bratzler Shear Force; 2ICDH: isocitrate dehydrogenase; 3LDH: lactate dehydrogenase; 4FG (%): proportion of fast glycolytic muscle fibres; 5SO: proportion of slow oxidative muscle fibres; 6CSA: cross-sectional area of muscle fibres.

Chriki et al.

Chriki et al. BMC Biochemistry 2012 13:29   doi:10.1186/1471-2091-13-29

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