• Jackeline Karsten Kirinus Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina (UNOESC)
  • Ana Paula Burin Fruet Universidade Federal de Santa Maria - UFSM
  • César Teixeira Universidade de Zaragoza.
  • Andrea Cristina Dörr UFSM
  • José Laerte Nörnberg UFSM



Marker molecular, PCR, SNPs.


The beef cattle industry is of great economic importance in global and national context. The objectives of this paper is to review some important aspects of the application of molecular genetics to improving the quality of beef with a view to defining quality of meat product and more demanding consumer markets. Considering the need of the consumer market to assess the meat produced, it is necessary to know the economic characteristics of the product to be consumed, as well as standardize and implement more sophisticated techniques for the evaluation of the rheological properties of meat. In this context, due to the numerous biochemical processes which are involved in the activation systems of proteolytic enzymes and degradation of myofibrillar proteins, molecular methods are being used as a tool for rating the genetic factors that influence the tenderness of beef.


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Author Biographies

Jackeline Karsten Kirinus, Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina (UNOESC)

Profª. Efetiva do Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Campus Xanxerê II, Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina (UNOESC), Xanxerê, Santa Catarina, Brasil.

Ana Paula Burin Fruet, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria - UFSM

Aluna de mestrado do Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciência e Tecnologia de Alimentos (PPGCTA), Centro de Ciências Rurais (CCR), Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.

César Teixeira, Universidade de Zaragoza.

Advogado e Mestre em Direito Ambiental pela 3Advogado e Mestre em Direito Ambiental pela Universidade de Zaragoza (Espanha). Doutorando em Direito Civil pela Universidade de Zaragoza.

Andrea Cristina Dörr, UFSM

Profª. Adjunto do Departamento de Ciências Econômicas, CCR, UFSM, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.

José Laerte Nörnberg, UFSM

Profº. Adjunto do Departamento de Tecnologia e Ciência dos Alimentos (DTCA), CCR, UFSM, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.


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How to Cite

Kirinus, J. K., Fruet, A. P. B., Teixeira, C., Dörr, A. C., & Nörnberg, J. L. (2014). APPLICATION OF MOLECULAR GENETICS TO IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF BEEF. Revista Eletrônica Em Gestão, Educação E Tecnologia Ambiental, 18, 165–174.

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