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dc.contributor.authorParés Casanova, Pere-Miquel
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-26T18:29:55Z
dc.date.available2016-01-26T18:29:55Z
dc.date.issued2015-11-20
dc.identifier.issn2332-2608
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/49397
dc.description.abstractThe existence of sexual dimorphism in the White Rasquera goat breed has long been known, with males being larger than females. However, no study so far has explored this dimorphism separately in its size and shape components. Here we analysed twenty-three skeletonized skulls from adult animals (11 males and 12 females) belonging to this breed by means of geometric morphometric (GM) methods using 7 landmarks on dorsal aspect. Differences observed between the sexes are size related, with males bigger than females. Shape is also an important component separating males from females. The difference in skull form between sexes may be interpreted in relation to extensive management styles of the animals: being under a low anthropogenic influence they tend to reinforce their natural sexual size dimorphism. This being the first known study to apply GM to a domestic goat breed, we advocate for further GM research in domestic breeds in order to have the possibility of comparing populations and easily exchanging information between research centres.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOMICS International
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.4172/2332-2608.1000141
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Fisheries & Livestock Production, 2015, vol. 3, núm. 3, p.1-4
dc.rightscc-by (c) Parés, 2015
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es
dc.subjectAnimal ethnology
dc.subjectOsteology
dc.subjectZoometry
dc.subjectGeometric morphometrics
dc.subjectLocal breeds
dc.subject.classificationCabres
dc.subject.classificationMorfologia animal
dc.subject.classificationCraniometria
dc.subject.otherGoats
dc.subject.otherAnimal morphology
dc.subject.otherCraniometry
dc.titleGeometric Morphometrics to the Study of Skull Sexual Dimorphism in aLocal Domestic Goat Breed
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2016-01-26T18:29:27Z
dc.identifier.idgrec023520
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.4172/2332-2608.1000141


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