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Volume 61, issue 3 | Copyright
Arch. Anim. Breed., 61, 373-378, 2018
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Original study 30 Sep 2018

Original study | 30 Sep 2018

Digestive tract morphometry and breast muscle microstructure in spent breeder ducks maintainedin a conservation programme of genetic resources

Dariusz Kokoszyński et al.
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Short summary
The results of digestive tract morphometry and breast muscle microstructure in P9, K2, and KhO1 ducks after two reproductive seasons were presented for the first time. Duck genotype had a significant effect on body weight, body length, length of the intestine and its segments, and some other internal organ traits. The different origin of the birds had no influence on the microstructural characteristics of the superficial pectoral muscle, except for perimysium and endomysium thickness.
The results of digestive tract morphometry and breast muscle microstructure in P9, K2, and KhO1...