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Wooden Breast Syndrome

Posted on : 28 Jan 2020

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  • Researchers have recently found that the Wooden Breast Syndrome affects broiler chickens by making the meat hard and chewy.
  • It is a metabolic disorder characterized by abnormal fat accumulation in the breast muscle tissue.
  • It involves inflammation of the veins in the breast tissue and accumulation of lipid around the affected veins.
  • It is followed by muscle cell death and replacement by fibrous and fatty tissue.
  • An enzyme called lipoprotein lipase is behind the syndrome and it is crucial for fat metabolism.
  • At the onset of wooden breast syndrome, lipoprotein lipase was higher in affected chickens, leading to more fat accumulating in the breast muscles.
  • This is an irregularity because breast muscle fibers in chicken typically rely on sugar molecules for fuel, not fat molecules.
  • It can render the birds unmarketable and cause losses for growers.

Article Related Questions

  1. Wooden Breast Syndrome was recently seen in news. Consider the following statements regarding it
    1.It is a metabolic disorder characterized by abnormal sugar accumulation in the breast muscle tissue.
    2.An enzyme called lipoprotein lipase is behind the syndrome.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : 2 only

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