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Table 1 Live weight and Longissimus dorsi muscle fat and fatty acid content in IB and DU×IB piglets at weaning (28d)

From: Longissimus dorsi transcriptome analysis of purebred and crossbred Iberian pigs differing in muscle characteristics

Trait Iberian (n = 14) Duroc × Iberian (n = 14) P value
Mean ± SEM Mean ± SEM  
Live weight (kg) 8.22 ± 0.37 7.85 ± 0.54 0.567
Intramuscular fat (g/100 g fresh tissue) 6.07 ± 0.45 4.27 ± 0.43 0.009
C16:0, % palmitic acid 23.15 ± 0.66 24.95 ± 0.64 0.051
C18:0, % estearic acid 8.03 ± 0.25 9.23 ± 0.24 0.001
C18:1n-9, % oleic acid 38.64 ± 1.28 37.05 ± 1.25 0.362
C18:2n-6, % linoleic acid 14.36 ± 0.60 15.75 ± 0.68 0.095
SFA, % saturated fatty acids 33.20 ± 0.88 36.17 ± 0.86 0.019
MUFA, % monounsaturated fatty acids 47.81 ± 1.55 43.42 ± 1.51 0.044
PUFA, % polyunsaturated fatty acids 18.97 ± 0.92 20.40 ± 0.90 0.259