Articles | Volume 63, issue 2
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 423–430, 2020
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 423–430, 2020

Original study 26 Nov 2020

Original study | 26 Nov 2020

The effect of genotype and muscle type on the physico-chemical characteristics and taurine, carnosine and L-carnitine concentration in lamb meat

Aurelia Radzik-Rant et al.

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In an experiment the longissimus lumborum and gluteus medius muscles were collected from lambs of two genotypes to analyse physico-chemical traits, fatty acid profile, taurine, carnosine, and L-carnitine. Results showed a greater impact of the lamb’s genotype on physical traits of meat than on its chemical composition and content of bioactive components. Muscle type had an effect on meat colour; collagen content; fatty acid profile; and the amount of taurine, carnosine, and L-carnitine.