The aim of this study was to analyse the polymorphisms in the two promoter regions, P1 and P2, of the porcine Insulin-like Growth Factor 2 (IGF2) gene and to investigate the effect of IGF2 genotypes on meat quality traits in the Italian autochthonous Suino Nero Lucano pig. Three polymorphic sites were analysed and only two of the eight potential haplotypes were observed in the Suino Nero Lucano pig population: A haplotype (–366A – –225G – –182C), and B haplotype (–366G – –225C – –182T). Muscle mass and meat quality characteristics were analysed in 30 castrated pigs (10 for each of the three IGF2 genotypes: A/A, A/B, and B/B). According to the results, B/B animals, at the same carcass weight, showed the highest Longissimus lumborum and Psoas weight (P < 0.05), whereas A/A animals showed a higher intramuscular fat percentage and lower Warner–Bratzler shear force, drip loss, and polyunsaturated fatty acids content. Meat from B/B animals showed also a higher L* value and myoglobin and deoxymyoglobin percentage compared with meat from A/A ones (P < 0.05).

Variability of the IGF2 locus in the Suino Nero Lucano pig population and its effects on meat quality

Amalia Simonetti;Andrea Rando;Paola Di Gregorio;Carmelisa Valluzzi;Anna Maria Perna
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Emilio Gambacorta
2017

Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyse the polymorphisms in the two promoter regions, P1 and P2, of the porcine Insulin-like Growth Factor 2 (IGF2) gene and to investigate the effect of IGF2 genotypes on meat quality traits in the Italian autochthonous Suino Nero Lucano pig. Three polymorphic sites were analysed and only two of the eight potential haplotypes were observed in the Suino Nero Lucano pig population: A haplotype (–366A – –225G – –182C), and B haplotype (–366G – –225C – –182T). Muscle mass and meat quality characteristics were analysed in 30 castrated pigs (10 for each of the three IGF2 genotypes: A/A, A/B, and B/B). According to the results, B/B animals, at the same carcass weight, showed the highest Longissimus lumborum and Psoas weight (P < 0.05), whereas A/A animals showed a higher intramuscular fat percentage and lower Warner–Bratzler shear force, drip loss, and polyunsaturated fatty acids content. Meat from B/B animals showed also a higher L* value and myoglobin and deoxymyoglobin percentage compared with meat from A/A ones (P < 0.05).
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