volume 52, issue 3, P205-213 2017
DOI: 10.1590/s0100-204x2017000300008
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Abstract: Abstract -The objective of this work was to estimate genetic parameters for bird carcass and meat quality traits, as well as to explore the genetic patterns of the breeding values of this population using cluster analyses. Data from 1,846 birds were used to estimate the genetic parameters of production and quality traits using the multiple-trait animal model, and cluster analyses were performed. The heritability estimates ranged from 0.08±0.03 for meat pH measured 24 hours after slaughter to 0.85±0.09 for bod…

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