Morphological analysis

Morphological analysis and muscle-associated gene expression during different muscle growth phases of Megalobrama amblycephala

K. C. Zhu, Yu, D. H., Zhao, J. K., Wang, W. M., and Wang, H. L., Morphological analysis and muscle-associated gene expression during different muscle growth phases of Megalobrama amblycephala, vol. 14, pp. 11639-11651, 2015.

Skeletal muscle growth is regulated by both positive and negative factors, such as myogenic regulatory factors (MRFs) and myostatin (MSTN), and involves both hyperplasia and hypertrophy. In the present study, morphological changes during muscle development in Megalobrama amblycephala were characterized and gene expression levels were measured by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) analysis in juvenile [60, 90, 120, and 180 days post-hatching (dph)] and adult fish.

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