INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGYVolume 16, No. 01, Month JANUARY, Year 2020, Pages 97 - 108
Effects of heart fatty acid biding protein (h-fabp) gene, housing system and sex on carcass and meat quality of commercial crossbred pigs
Abstract Download PDFThe results showed three H-FABP HaeIII genotypes (DD, Dd, and dd), three HFABP
MspI genotypes (AA, Aa, and aa) and the H-FABP HinfI (HH). The allele Frequency of
HaeIII, MspI and HinfI polymorphism were shown as follows: D=0.55 and d=0.45; A=0.68 and
a=0.32, while H=1. There was no effect (p> 0.5) of H-FABP genotypes on carcass quality. It
was shown that no significant effect of H-FABP genotypes on meat quality traits T1, T24, pH1,
color (L, a*, b*), and drip loss. However, it was found that the pH24 of both genotypes Dd and
dd had lower than genotype DD. Similarly, the pH24 of both genotypes Aa and aa had lower
than AA. Whereas sex (gilts and barrows), gilts had muscle temperature which lower than the
barrows. The pH1 of the carcasses from closed house had lower than those in opened house.
Whereas, the pH24 of the carcasses from opened house had lower than those in closed house.
H-FABP Gene, Carcass Quality, Meat Quality, Crossbred Pig