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Table 2 The concentrations of DNA, RNA, and proteins in the breast muscle of broilers (n = 10)

From: Association of growth rate with hormone levels and myogenic gene expression profile in broilers

Item H M L SEM P-value
DNA, mg/g 1.68b 2.02a 2.06a 0.07 0.044
RNA, mg/g 3.04a 2.97a 2.14b 0.11 0.036
Protein, mg/g 86.32 88.65 84.97 2.54 0.661
Protein:DNA 49.52a 43.87ab 39.71b 1.61 0.049
RNA:Protein 0.035 0.033 0.025 0.003 0.086
RNA:DNA 1.81a 1.47b 1.06c 0.08 0.006
  1. a-cMeans in the same row with different superscript letters differ significantly (P < 0.05)
  2. H = fast-growing broilers (heavy BW group); M = medium-growing broilers (average BW group); L = slow-growing broilers (low BW group)