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Multivariate Discriminant Analysis on Differentiating Sheep Breeds Based on Live Body and Carcass Measurements

Multivariate Discriminant Analysis on Differentiating Sheep Breeds Based on Live Body and Carcass Measurements

Raed M. Al-Atiyat1,2*, Gamaleldin M. Suliman3, Khaled Abu-Alruz4, Firas Al-Zyoud5, Amer Mamkagh6, Ahmed M. El-Waziry7, Abdullah N. Al-Owaimer8 and Rifat Ullah Khan9

1Genetics and Biotechnology, Animal Production Department, Agriculture Faculty,
Mutah University, Karak, Jordan
2Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Science. Philadelphia University, 
Jordan.
3Department of Animal Production, College of Food and Agricultural Sciences, King
Saud University, P.O. Box 2460, 11451 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4Department of Nutrition and Food Processing, Agriculture Faculty, Mutah University,
Karak, Jordan.
5Department of Plant Protection and IPM, Faculty of Agriculture, Mutah University,
Karak, 61710 Jordan
6Dept. of Plant Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Mutah University, Karak, 61710,
Jordan
7Department of Animal Production, Alexandaria University, Alexandaria, Egypt
8Department of Animal Production, College of Food and Agricultural Sciences, King
Saud University, P.O. Box 2460, 11451 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
9College of Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences,
The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan
 
*      Corresponding author: ratiyat@mutah.edu.jo

Fig. 1.

Cluster analyses for of the three Saudi sheep breeds; Naemi (+), Najdi (X) and Hari (O).

Fig. 2.

Evolutionary genetic tree of Saudi sheep breeds based on live body and carcass measurements. 

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

February

Pakistan J. Zool., Vol. 56, Iss. 1, pp. 01-501

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