Effect of propolis ethanol extract on myostatin gene expression and muscle morphometry of Nile tilapia in net cages

E.L. Buck, I.Y. Mizubuti, A.A. Alfieri, R.A.A. Otonel, L.Y. Buck, F.P. Souza, O.P. Prado-Calixto, A.R. Poveda-Parra, L. Alexandre Filho, N.M. Lopera-Barrero
2017 Genetics and Molecular Research  
Propolis can be used as growth enhancer due to its antimicrobial, antioxidant, and immune-stimulant properties, but its effects on morphometry and muscle gene expression are largely unknown. The present study evaluates the influence of propolis on muscle morphometry and myostatin gene expression in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) bred in net cages. Reversed males (GIFT strain) with an initial weight of 170 ± 25 g were distributed in a (2 x 4) factorial
doi:10.4238/gmr16019404 pmid:28362981 fatcat:psyodfinr5fdtga2l45xy7ocpe