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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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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.


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Last Modified: 6/27/2017
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