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20 April 2010 Effects of muscle structures on two-dimensional reflectance in beef muscles
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Our recent studies found that the optical reflectance in skeletal muscle had a unique geometric pattern. This pattern can be characterized using a set of five parameters extracted from each image including two shape parameters, two spatial intensity decay gradients along and across the muscle fibers and the total scattering intensity. We previously found that some of these optical parameters may have the capability to predict beef tenderness. In this data analysis study, we investigated the effects of sarcomere length, college content, and proteolysis on the two-dimensional reflectance in beef muscles. The results may help better understand the capabilities of using optical methods to assess meat tenderness.
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G. Yao "Effects of muscle structures on two-dimensional reflectance in beef muscles", Proc. SPIE 7676, Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety II, 76760B (20 April 2010);

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