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The importance of prenatal events for postnatal muscle growth in relation to the quality of muscle based foods

Researchers (1)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  01634  PhD Jože Osterc  Animal production  Head  2004 - 2008  358 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0481  University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty  Ljubljana  1626914  66,847 
Meat producing animals and fish play a significant role for the economy and the human nutrition in Europe. To be competitive on the international market, the production efficiency has to be maximised taking into consideration quality aspects of muscle based foods of importance for consumer attitudes towards these.The main objective of this Action was to explain the interaction between genetics and environment in prenatal events (myogenesis and satellite cell behaviour) in an attempt to find new and alternative methods to be used in selection for optimising postnatal growth and meat/fish quality.
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