Comparison of Mangalica and Hungarian Large White pigs at identical bodyweight: 1. Backfat histology (short communication)

András Szabó, Anna Viski, Zsolt Egyházi, Zoltán Házas, Péter Horn, Róbert Romvári

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Abstract

At 130 kg bodyweight Mangalica and Hungarian Large White pig adipose tissue was compared, by means of histology. Adipose cell diameter (117.2±24.1 vs. 55.3±17 urn, Mangalica vs. Hungarian Large White), size (118.9±44.3 vs. 31.9±0.63 μm2.100) and volume (8.01 ±0.67 vs. 2.18±0.18 μm31000) was significantly higher in Mangalica, while the hydroxyproline content (0.04±0.005 vs. 0.23±0.014 weight% of wet tissue) and the connective tissue area in the microscopic images (%) were ca. 5-fold higher in Hungarian Large White. The present quantitative results underscore the experience that at identical bodyweight the fat (89.9±1.19 vs. 78.9±0.39%) and dry matter content (97.8±1.72 vs. 87.7±0.38%, Mangalica vs. Hungarian Large White), as well as the cellularity of Mangalica largely differs from that of Hungarian Large White.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-146
Number of pages6
JournalArchiv fur Tierzucht
Volume53
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 14 2010

Keywords

  • Adipose tissue
  • Connective tissue
  • Histology
  • Hungarian Large White
  • Mangalica
  • Pig

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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