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Morphological diversities and eco-geographical structuring of Ethiopian camel (Camelus dromedarius) populations

T. Yosef, K. Kefelegn, Y. K. Mohammed, U. Mengistu, A. Solomon, D. Tadelle, J. Han.

The objectives of this study were to identify and characterize indigenous camel ecotypes and to assess phenotypic diversity and relationship of camel populations in Ethiopia. A total of 494 heads of camels were investigated for phenotypic characterization. The study involved Jijiga, Liben, Gelleb, Hoor and Shinille from Somali as well as Amibara and Mille camel populations from Afar national regional states, which are the major camel rearing areas. The results showed that average barrel and heart girths of Liben camel population were significantly (p

Key words: Body measurement, Camel population, Diversity, Morphology

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