Estimation Of Genetic and Phenotypic Parameters For Economic Traits In Rabbits Raised In The Humid Tropics Of Nigeria:- Akanno, Chima E.

AKANNO | 71 pages (12494 words) | Dissertations
Animal Production | Co Authors: CHIMA EVERESTUS

ABSTRACT

 Data from 363 kitten obtained over period of 9 months (June, 2002 - March, 2003) from the mating of ten bucks and forty -four breeding does consisting of thirty Dutch and fourteen New Zealand White does and five bucks each of New Zealand White and Dutch breeds of rabbit were used to provide estimates of genetic and phenotypic parameters as well as prediction equations for growth traits at 3, 6, 9 and 12 weeks of age. Traits measured were individual body weight (IBW), ear length (EL), body width (BW), body weeks), 0.59 + 0.48 (9 weeks), 0.43 + 0.19 (9 weeks), 0.67 + 0.45 (12 weeks) were obtained for IBW, HS, ST, LL and HS, respectively. Moderate estimates of 0.30 + 0.30 (9 weeks), 0.36 + 0.35 (12 weeks) and 0.35 + 0.35 (12 weeks) occurred for BW, IBW and BL, respectively. EL (6 weeks), BW (6 weeks), BL (9 weeks), IBW (9 weeks), BL (12 weeks) and ST (12 weeks) had low heritability estimates (h2s) of 0.11 + 0.21, 0.14 +_0.24, 0.18 + 0.25, 0.11 + 0.22, 0.09 + 0.34 and 0.06 + 0.23, respectively. Heritability estimates obtained from both MHS and FS correlations were high in all cases. The moderate to measuring 8-10 rabbits would provide a satisfactory evaluation of the ix r j. length (BL), head to shoulder (HS), shoulder to tail (ST) and length of leg (LL). High heritability estimates (h2s) of 0.43 + 0.35 (6 weeks), 0.45 + 0.35 (inherent 6-week body weight and all linear measurement traits. This is expected to give above 16% greater genetic gain than measuring one rabbit. Genetic and phenotypic correlations were moderate to high and positive among traits examined at all stages of growth except for -0.12 and -0.01 values obtained for genetic correlations between IBW and HS and IBW and BL, respectively. These correlations among the traits were generally in the 4 expected direction. As a result of the generally high and positive correlations between body weight and linear body parameters it was possible to predict body weight of live rabbits from linear body measurements, as an aid to farmers in areas where sensitive scales are not available. BL followed by ST and BW were the best predictors of body weight in live rabbits.

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APA

AKANNO, A (2023). Estimation Of Genetic and Phenotypic Parameters For Economic Traits In Rabbits Raised In The Humid Tropics Of Nigeria:- Akanno, Chima E.. Repository.mouau.edu.ng: Retrieved Feb 27, 2024, from https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/estimation-of-genetic-and-phenotypic-parameters-for-economic-traits-in-rabbits-raised-in-the-humid-tropics-of-nigeria-akanno-chima-e-7-2

MLA 8th

AKANNO, AKANNO. "Estimation Of Genetic and Phenotypic Parameters For Economic Traits In Rabbits Raised In The Humid Tropics Of Nigeria:- Akanno, Chima E." Repository.mouau.edu.ng. Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 29 Nov. 2023, https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/estimation-of-genetic-and-phenotypic-parameters-for-economic-traits-in-rabbits-raised-in-the-humid-tropics-of-nigeria-akanno-chima-e-7-2. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

MLA7

AKANNO, AKANNO. "Estimation Of Genetic and Phenotypic Parameters For Economic Traits In Rabbits Raised In The Humid Tropics Of Nigeria:- Akanno, Chima E.". Repository.mouau.edu.ng, Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 29 Nov. 2023. Web. 27 Feb. 2024. < https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/estimation-of-genetic-and-phenotypic-parameters-for-economic-traits-in-rabbits-raised-in-the-humid-tropics-of-nigeria-akanno-chima-e-7-2 >.

Chicago

AKANNO, AKANNO. "Estimation Of Genetic and Phenotypic Parameters For Economic Traits In Rabbits Raised In The Humid Tropics Of Nigeria:- Akanno, Chima E." Repository.mouau.edu.ng (2023). Accessed 27 Feb. 2024. https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/estimation-of-genetic-and-phenotypic-parameters-for-economic-traits-in-rabbits-raised-in-the-humid-tropics-of-nigeria-akanno-chima-e-7-2

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