Wooden Breast Syndrome
Posted on : 28 Jan 2020Views: 222
- 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
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?
3.Both 1 and 2
4.Neither 1 nor 2
Right Ans : 2 only