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Are ß-carotene and fatty acid composition in cattle related?

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Kruk, ZA and Malau-Aduli, AEO and Thomson, AM and Siebert, BD and Pitchford, WS and Bottema, CDK (1997) Are ß-carotene and fatty acid composition in cattle related? In: Breeding: Responding to client needs. Proceedings Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding & Genetics,, 6 April 1997, Dubbo, N.S.W.

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Abstract

Jersey and Limousin non-lactating cows were sampled at two different seasons to determine the beta-carotene concentration and fatty acid profiles of subcutaneous adipose tissue. Results demonstrate significant differences between the Jerseys and Limousins in the concentration of beta-carotene and 14:1, 16:0, 18:1(w-7) and 18:3(w-6) fatty acids. Seasonal variations did not affect beta-carotene concentration but had a major effect on most fatty acids and ratios of fatty acid groups. There was no correlation between beta-carotene concentration and individual fatty acids which may indicate that there is no direct effect of beta-carotene on fatty acid metabolism.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Keywords: Beta-carotene, fatty acids, cattle, lipid metabolism.
Journal or Publication Title: In: P. Author, N. Fogarty, A. Gilmour and S. Mortimer (Editors). Breeding: Responding to client needs. Proceedings Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding & Genetics, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia.
Page Range: pp. 278-282
ISSN: 1328-3227
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2008 22:02
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:27
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2997
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