Gabriela TĂrnĂuceanu (FrunzĂ)

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RESEARCHES REGARDING HISTOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF MUSCLES HARVESTED FROM HARES (LEPUS EUROPAEUS PALLAS)

Gabriela Tărnăuceanu (Frunză), Roxana Lazăr, P.C. Boişteanu

Abstract
In rabbits, the thickness of the muscle fibbers of somatic muscles is less studied, and literature in this area is relatively poor. The few specific data published in the literature refers to individuals selected for growth rate and especially in some specialized medium breed hybrids for meat. In addition, very few somatic body muscle of rabbits, were addressed in such studies to date. I have not seen studies in this regard, on the meat of hares. We used the method of including in paraffin, after I preserve harvest muscle tissue in a solution of formalin. Therefore I followed: muscle fibber diameters, the cross-sectional area, and the proportion of muscle tissue and muscle connective tissue of Longissimus dorsi, Psoas muscles and Semitendinosus muscles.

Key words: hare, meat, connective tissue, muscle tissue