Fluorescence of muscle and connective tissue from cod and salmon

Charlotte Møller Andersen, J.P. Wold

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Autofluorescence of salmon and cod muscle was measured and compared with autofluorescence of collagen type I and type V. Similarities between fluorescence of fish muscle and collagen were found in that the same peaks were obtained around 390, 430, and 480 nm, These similarities are supported by principal component analyses. Texture and gaping score were predicted from the fluorescence spectra by partial least-squares regression. However, the predictions did not perform well. Relating fluorescence to the gaping score gave a prediction error of 0.91 and a correlation of 0.43 when measuring gaping on a scale from 0 to 5. There was no relation between texture and fluorescence spectra. Fluorescence of fish muscle could be related to the storage time. However, this relation seemed not to be induced by changes in collagen.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)470-476
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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