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Table 5 Effects of sampling location on the morphological traits of Nigerian sheep breeds

From: Morphological and microsatellite DNA diversity of Nigerian indigenous sheep

  South Middle belt North East North West North Central
  Balami Uda WAD Yankasa Balami Uda WAD Yankasa Balami Uda WAD Yankasa Balami Uda WAD Yankasa Balami Uda WAD Yankasa
BW 45.66 ± 6.37 43.00 ± 3.67 20.91 ± 2.01 44.26 ± 2.53 47.22 ± 3.67 46.99 ± 3.32 - 28.47 ± 1.74 32.79 ± 1.61 32.10 ± 2.08 - 23.00 ± 7.80 42.32 ± 1.32 40.15 ± 1.89 - 27.08 ± 2.67 34.18 ± 2.01 34.38 ± 3.18 - 29.15 ± 1.64
BL 102.66 ± 11.77 98.11 ± 6.79 76.86 ± 3.72 92.000 ± 4.67 110.09 ± 6.79 108.89 ± 6.14 - 98.94 ± 3.22 59.74 ± 2.95 102.47 ± 3.85 - 70.55 ± 14.42 108.43 ± 2.45 106.11 ± 3.49 - 99.76 ± 4.94 58.09 ± 5.88 58.09 ± 5.88 - 80.60 ± 3.04
TL 44.00 ± 4.03 41.74 ± 2.32 19.41 ± 1.27 36.36 ± 1.60 43.78 ± 2.32 44.50 ± 2.10 - 31.47 ± 1.10 44.06 ± 1.01 43.71 ± 1.32 - 44.50 ± 4.93 47.51 ± 0.84 45.85 ± 1.19 - 37.47 ± 1.69 37.47 ± 1.27 41.84 ± 2.01 - 36.05 ± 1.04
WH 74.66 ± 5.19 77.88 ± 3.00 49.28 ± 1.64 65.23 ± 2.06 79.29 ± 3.0 82.01 ± 2.71 - 68.95 ± 1.42 67.62 ± 1.31 70.92 ± 1.70 - 55.50 ± 6.36 73.56 ± 1.08 72.67 ± 1.54 - 69.52 ± 2.18 72.59 ± 1.64 69.05 ± 2.59 - 65.60 ± 1.34
RW 77.00 ± 4.17 78.33 ± 2.40 52.11 ± 1.31 68.39 ± 1.65 77.57 ± 2.40 79.60 ± 2.17 - 67.69 ± 1.14 73.25 ± 1.05 71.65 ± 1.36 - 62.75 ± 5.11 74.88 ± 0.87 74.20 ± 1.23 - 69.58 ± 1.75 70.42 ± 1.31 71.53 ± 2.08 - 64.85 ± 1.07
CG 76.50 ± 5.58 78.92 ± 3.22 61.45 ± 1.76 72.26 ± 2.21 82.05 ± 3.22 86.60 ± 2.91 - 75.60 ± 1.52 75.57 ± 1.41 78.87 ± 1.82 - 71.00 ± 6.83 80.32 ± 1.16 81.79 ± 1.65 - 78.05 ± 2.34 76.94 ± 1.76 74.31 ± 2.79 - 70.70 ± 1.44
CD 33.66 ± 6.71 33.33 ± 3.87 24.03 ± 2.12 30.15 ± 2.66 36.56 ± 3.87 41.26 ± 3.50 - 32.72 ± 1.83 25.31 ± 1.69 32.65 ± 2.19 - 48.00 ± 8.22 34.37 ± 1.40 35.58 ± 1.99 - 33.94 ± 2.82 20.24 ± 2.12 17.72 ± 3.35 - 27.67 ± 1.73
RH 15.16 ± 1.35 14.61 ± 0.78 11.46 ± 0.42 12.86 ± 0.53 15.51 ± 0.78 15.65 ± 0.70 - 14.08 ± 0.37 13.84 ± 0.34 14.42 ± 0.44 - 12.05 ± 1.65 15.39 ± 0.28 16.02 ± 0.40 - 13.35 ± 0.56 14.55 ± 0.42 11.80 ± 0.67 - 13.47 ± 0.35
FCL 20.00 ± 1.75 20.88 ± 1.01 13.45 ± 0.55 17.21 ± 0.69 18.95 ± 1.01 20.37 ± 0.91 - 16.48 ± 0.48 11.41 ± 0.44 16.62 ± 0.57 - 15.60 ± 2.15 14.78 ± 0.36 14.55 ± 0.52 - 13.94 ± 0.73 10.68 ± 0.55 8.98 ± 0.87 - 13.28 ± 0.45
EL 19.83 ± 2.06 20.33 ± 1.19 13.03 ± 0.65 16.26 ± 0.82 18.83 ± 1.19 21.46 ± 1.07 - 13.12 ± 0.56 14.77 ± 0.52 15.75 ± 0.67 - 12.00 ± 2.52 13.62 ± 0.43 13.89 ± 0.61 - 11.52 ± 0.86 14.48 ± 0.65 13.64 ± 1.03 - 13.30 ± 0.53