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The myostatin mutation in sheep is helping researchers increase the size of loin chops while keeping fat to a minimum. Geneticist Tim Leeds (left, formerly with the Dubois lab) and animal scientist J. Bret Taylor use diagnostic ultrasound to estimate loin muscle area and backfat thickness in a lamb.


Photo by Stephen Ausmus.

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Last Modified: 7/30/2008