Heritability and genetic correlation estimates for performance and carcass and body composition traits in a male broiler line.

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The current research was conducted to estimate the heritability coefficients and the genetic correlations for performance and carcass and body composition traits in a single sire broiler line. The performance traits analyzed were BW at 38 d, ultrasound records of pectoral muscle depth, feed intake, feed conversion ratio, and BW at 42 d. The carcass traits… (More)

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@article{Gaya2006HeritabilityAG, title={Heritability and genetic correlation estimates for performance and carcass and body composition traits in a male broiler line.}, author={Leila de Genova Gaya and J. B. S. Ferraz and F. M. Rezende and G B Mour{\~a}o and Elisabete C{\'e}sar Mattos and J P Eler and T{\'e}rcio Michelan Filho}, journal={Poultry science}, year={2006}, volume={85 5}, pages={837-43} }