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Title: Comparative Prediction Analysis of Body Weight from Biometric Traits in F1New Zealand White Purebred and its California Cross Bred Rabbits
Authors: Akinsola, O.M.
Nwagu, B.I.
Orunmuyi, M.
Iyeghe-Erakpotobor, G.T.
Abanikannda, O.T.F.
Eze, E.D.
Shoyombo, A.J.
Okuda, E.U.
Louis, U.
Keywords: regression,
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Annals of Biological Sciences
Series/Report no.: Vol.1;Iss.1; Pp 5-8
Abstract: One hundred and forty four (144) F1 New Zealand White purebred and New Zealand White x California crossbred rabbits at eight weeks old were used to estimate bodyweight from body measurements using regression analyses. Ten biometric measurements were made on each individual animal. New Zealand White x California crossbred were superior (P<0.05) to the New Zealand White purebred for bodyweight but biometric measurements were not statistically significant (P>0.05) between the two breed types. Phenotypic correlations were found to be positive and significance (P<0.01) for both genotypes. The regression analysis was more sensitive in New Zealand White x California crossbred (R2=0.85-0.91) compared to New Zealand White purebred (R2=0.84-0.89). In conclusion, body weight could be predicted from biometric measurements for both genotypes accurately using tape measures.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2866
ISSN: 2348-1927
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