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Genetic association of growth traits with carcass and meat traits in Nellore cattle

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Autor(es):
Tonussi, R. L. [1] ; Espigolan, R. [1] ; Gordo, D. G. M. [1] ; Magalhaes, A. F. B. [1] ; Venturini, G. C. [1] ; Baldi, F. [1] ; de Oliveira, H. N. [1] ; Chardulo, L. A. L. [2] ; Tonhati, H. [1] ; de Albuquerque, L. G. [1]
Número total de Autores: 10
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Fac Ciencias Agr & Vet, Dept Zootecnia, Jaboticabal, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Quim, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Genetics and Molecular Research; v. 14, n. 4, p. 18713-18719, 2015.
Citações Web of Science: 3
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The aim of this study was to estimate genetic and phenotypic associations of growth traits with carcass and meat traits in Nellore cattle. Data from male and female animals were used for weaning weight (WW; N = 241,416), yearling weight (YW, N = 126,596), weight gain from weaning to yearling (GWY, N = 78,687), and yearling hip height (YHH, N = 90,720), respectively; 877 male animals were used for hot carcass weight (HCW) and 884 for longissimus muscle area (LMA), backfat thickness (BT), marbling score (MS), and shear force (SF). The variance components were estimated by the restricted maximum likelihood method using three-trait animal models that included WW. The model for WW included direct and maternal additive genetic, maternal permanent environmental, and residual effects as random effects; contemporary group as fixed effects; and age of dam at calving and age of animal as covariates (linear and quadratic effects). For the other traits, maternal effects and the effect of age of dam at calving were excluded from the model. Heritability ranged from 0.10 +/- 0.12 (LMA) to 0.44 +/- 0.007 (YW). Genetic correlations ranged from -0.40 +/- 0.38 (WW x LMA) to 0.55 +/- 0.10 (HCW x YW). Growth, carcass, and meat traits have sufficient genetic variability to be included as selection criteria in animal breeding programs. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/16118-5 - Ferramentas genômicas no melhoramento genético de características de importância econômica direta em bovinos da raça Nelore
Beneficiário:Lucia Galvão de Albuquerque
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 12/21969-7 - Utilização de informações genômicas para o melhoramento genético de características da carne em bovinos da raça Nelore
Beneficiário:Ana Fabrícia Braga Magalhães
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado