Articles | Volume 60, issue 3
10 Aug 2017
Review |  | 10 Aug 2017

Invited review: Measurable biomarkers linked to meat quality from different pig production systems

Marinus F. W. te Pas, Bénédicte Lebret, and Niels Oksbjerg

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Subject: DNA markers and gene expressions | Animal: Pigs
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Biological processes underlie all livestock traits. Biomarkers are molecular components of the biological processes showing differential expression associated with the phenotype of the trait. Biomarkers enable the monitoring, diagnosis, and prediction of changes in meat quality related to external stimuli and interactions with the genotype. We review the development of biomarkers for meat quality of pigs in diverse pig breeds, environments, and pork production chains.