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Table 3 The relative mRNA levels 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
MyoD1 0.84ab 1.00a 0.66b 0.065 0.017
Myogenin 2.94a 1.00b 1.29b 0.111 <0.001
MRF4 1.22a 1.00a 0.78b 0.078 0.047
Myf5 0.85a 1.00a 0.61b 0.076 0.044
MEF2A 1.23 1.00 1.14 0.080 0.110
MEF2B 1.06a 1.00a 0.60b 0.042 <0.001
MEF2C 1.22a 1.00b 0.74c 0.062 0.024
MEF2D 1.32a 1.00b 0.89b 0.052 0.015
MSTN 1.15b 1.00b 1.82a 0.101 0.041
IGF-1 0.94a 1.00a 0.51b 0.060 0.031
  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)