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Relation Between Serum Cholesterol Level, Lipoprotein Concentration and Carcass Characteristics in Genetically Lean and Fat Chicken Breeds

H.H. Musa , G.H. Chen , K.H. Wang , B.C. Li , D.M. Mekki , J.T. Shu and H.P. Ju
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Serum cholesterol, lipoprotein concentration and carcass characteristics data were taken in 30 fat and 40 lean chickens. Breeds were differed significantly (p<0.001) in carcass traits and non significantly (p>0.05) in carcass portions. Color density and pH were also differed significantly (p<0.05), whereas water holding capacity (WHC) and shear force value were non significant (p>0.05). Both breeds showed positive correlation for carcass traits, while abdominal fat was negatively related with breast muscle in lean breed. Significant difference (p<0.05) were observed in cholesterol and LDL and non significant (p>0.05) in triglyceride, VLDL and HDL level. Cholesterol and triglyceride were respectively related with LDL and VLDL. HDL was observed negatively related with triglyceride and cholesterol. Sex was effect significantly (p<0.05) in triglycerides and VLDL level and non significantly (p>0.05) in cholesterol, HDL and LDL level in fat breed. However, lean breed observed non significant difference (p>0.05) for lipoprotein concentrations. Correlation of lipoprotein concentrations and carcass trait were determined. In both breeds lipoprotein concentrations were negatively related with carcass traits. LDL was positively related with breast muscle and abdominal fat weight and triglyceride with live weight in fat breed. In lean breed cholesterol and LDL were presented positive correlation with all carcass traits.

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H.H. Musa , G.H. Chen , K.H. Wang , B.C. Li , D.M. Mekki , J.T. Shu and H.P. Ju , 2006. Relation Between Serum Cholesterol Level, Lipoprotein Concentration and Carcass Characteristics in Genetically Lean and Fat Chicken Breeds. Journal of Biological Sciences, 6: 616-620.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2006.616.620



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