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Effects of muscle structures on two-dimensional reflectance in beef muscles
Author(s): G. Yao
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7676, Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety II, 76760B (20 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.849901
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G. Yao, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7676:
Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety II
Moon S. Kim; Shu-I Tu; Kaunglin Chao, Editor(s)

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