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Review on Growth and Muscle Quality of Sturgeons  

Runfeng Zhang1,2 , Xiang Yu1 , Nianchun Wan2 , Hua Ren2 , Hongmao Sun2 , Yaqiu Lin3 , Zeqiao Lan3
1 College of Life Science, National Experinment Teaching Center of Biology, Hubei Normal University, Huangshi 435002, China
2 Hubei Tianxia Sturgeon (Group) Co.,Ltd, Yichang 443300, China
3 College of Life Science and Technology, Southwest University for Nationalities, Chengdu 610041, China

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International Journal of Marine Science, 2014, Vol. 4, No. 36   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2014.04.0036
Received: 12 May, 2014    Accepted: 28 May, 2014    Published: 01 Jul., 2014
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This article was first published in Genomics and Applied Biology (2014, 33(1): 215-221) in Chinese, and here was authorized to translate and publish the paper in English under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Zhang R.F., Yu X., Wan N.C., Ren H., Sun H.M., Lin Y.Q., and Lan Z.Q., 2014, Review on growth and muscle quality of sturgeons, International Journal of Marine Science, 4(36): 1-7 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2014.04.0036)


The meat and eggs of sturgeon are of great nutritional value, the scale of sturgeon breeding has been steadily expanded, and China has become the largest sturgeon breeding country in the world. Although a series of scientific achievements have been made in the field of conservation biology and applied technology of Sturgeon at home and abroad, little is known about the growth and muscle quality of cultured sturgeon. The present situation of the research on the allometric growth pattern and muscle quality analysis of cultured sturgeon at home and abroad is reviewed. It is found that the present research on the muscle quality of sturgeon is mainly focused on juvenile sturgeon or a certain growth period, lacking in systematicness and integrality. Therefore, it is suggested that the growth and muscle quality of cultured sturgeon should be studied from juvenile to adult in order to reveal the growth and development of sturgeon muscle quality.

Sturgeon; Growth; Muscle quality
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