Flavour precursors are the basis of meat flavour, and their metabolism is regulated by a variety of enzymes. Thus, it is of great significance to identify the key genes related to meat flavour precursors. In this study, the difference in flavour precursors and transcriptome between Hu sheep and Dorper with different intramuscular fat (IMF) content were investigated using widely targeted metabolomics and RNA-sequencing technologies. Then, the key genes regulating the metabolism of vital precursors were explored by integrating transcriptome and metabolome. Consequently, 594metabolites were detected in sheep longissimus dorsi, and 76 differentially abundant metabolites (DAMs) were identified between Hu sheep and Dorper. No DAMs were observed between distinct IMF content groups within each breed. A total of 10 lysophospholipids (LPs), including four lysophospholipid ethanolamines and six lysophospholipid cholines, were identified as the main differential precursors between Hu sheep and Dorper. Furthermore, the weighted gene coexpression network analysis uncovered three...
Integrating transcriptome and metabolome to identify key genes regulating important muscular flavour precursors in sheep.
X. P. Yue, State Key Laboratory of Herbage Improvement and Grassland Agro-Ecosystems, Key Laboratory of Grassland Livestock Industry Innovation, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Engineering Research Center of Grassland Industry, Ministry of Education, College of Pastoral Agriculture Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 730020, China. E-mail email@example.com
Zhang, X. Y., Yuan, Z. H., Li, F. D., Yue, X. P.; Integrating transcriptome and metabolome to identify key genes regulating important muscular flavour precursors in sheep.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2023; doi:
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