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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1961. Department of Animal Husbandry.


Copyright 1961, the author. Used by permission.


It is the purpose of this investigation to study some of the relationships between the muscle fiber and mass of the muscle from which the fiber was taken. Since the muscle fiber is a component part of the muscle it is assumed that changes in mass or volume of the muscle are brought about by corresponding changes in the muscle fiber. The extent of these changes in the muscle fiber are assumed to include changes in fiber size or fiber number or both. Information of this kind is considered essential to an ultimate understanding of the macro- and micro-structure of muscle tissue and the factors which influence its development in the meat animal.

Advisor: Lavon J. Sumption