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FA COST Action 925
The importance of prenatal events for postnatal muscle growth in relation to the quality of muscle based foods

Meat producing animals and fish play a significant role for the economy and the human nutrition in Europe. To be competitive on the international market, the production efficiency has to be maximised taking into consideration quality aspects of muscle based foods of importance for consumer attitudes towards these.
The main objective of this Action was to explain the interaction between genetics and environment in prenatal events (myogenesis and satellite cell behaviour) in an attempt to find new and alternative methods to be used in selection for optimising postnatal growth and meat/fish quality.

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General Information*

Chair of the Action:

Prof Niels OKSBJERG (DK)

Vice Chair of the Action:

Dr Marinus TE PAS (NL)

Science officer of the Action:


Administrative officer of the Action:

Mr Christophe PEETERS


Action Fact Sheet

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Memorandum of Understanding

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Final Report

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Last updated: 02 May 2011 top of page