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Table 2 Effect of MSTN knockout on meat quality as assessed on the gluteal muscle tissue of gene-edited and wild-type lambs

From: Optimized Cas9:sgRNA delivery efficiently generates biallelic MSTN knockout sheep without affecting meat quality

Item Groups P value
Control MSTN-edited
pH45min 6.15 ± 0.04 6.14 ± 0.04 0.76
pH24h 5.74 ± 0.03 5.74 ± 0.03 1.00
Moisture (%) 78.16 ± 0.48 77.63 ± 0.51 0.13
Drip loss (%) 4.75 ± 0.27 4.63 ± 0.21 0.44
Shear force (N) 46.78 ± 0.77 47.66 ± 0.55 0.063
Intramuscular fat (g/100 g) 4.57 ± 0.49 4.74 ± 0.34 0.55
Crude protein (g/100 g) 18.60 ± 0.35 18.88 ± 0.28 0.21