Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Research center of Embrapa/Collection:||Embrapa Meio-Norte - Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)|
|Type of Material:||Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)|
|Authors:||PIRES, L. C.|
MACHADO, T. M. M.
ARAUJO, A. M. de
OLSON, T. A.
SILVA, J. B. L. da
TORRES, R. A.
COSTA, M. da S.
|Additional Information:||LUANNA CHÁCARA PIRES, UFPI; THÉA M. MEDEIROS MACHADO, UFV; ADRIANA MELLO DE ARAUJO, CPAMN; TIMOTHY A. OLSON, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE, FL, USA; JOÃO BATISTA LOPES DA SILVA, UFV; ROBLEDO ALMEIDA TORRES, UFV; MÁRCIO DA SILVA COSTA, UFPI.|
|Title:||Biometric variability of goat populations revealed by means of principal component analysis.|
|Publisher:||Genetics and Molecular Biology, São Paulo, v. 35, n. 4, p. 777-782, 2012.|
Raças de caprinos
Caracterização da população
|Description:||The aim was to analyze variation in 12 Brazilian and Moroccan goat populations, and, through principal component analysis (PCA), check the importance of body measures and their indices as a means of distinguishing among individuals and populations. The biometric measurements were wither height (WH), brisket height (BH) and ear length (EL). Thorax depth (WH-BH) and the three indices, TD/WH, EL/TD and EL/WH, were also calculated. Of the seven components extracted, the first three principal components were sufficient to explain 99.5% of the total variance of the data. Graphical dispersion by genetic groups revealed that European dairy breeds clustered together. The Moroccan breeds were separated into two groups, one comprising the Drâa and the other the Zagora and Rhâali breeds. Whereas, on the one side, the Anglo-Nubian and undefined breeds were the closest to one another the goats of the Azul were observed to have the highest variation of all the breeds. The Anglo-Nubian and Boer breeds were similar to each other. The Nambi-type goats remained distinct from all the other populations. In general, the use of graphical representation of PCA values allowed to distinguish genetic groups.|
|NAL Thesaurus:||genetic resources|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigo em periódico indexado (CPAMN)|