Growth Curve of Selectively Bred Tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum) Reared in Different Environments

Rebeca Marcos, Ruy Alberto Caetano Corrêa Filho, Janessa Sampaio de Abreu, Guilherme do Nascimento Seraphim, Ana Carla Carvalho Silva, Darci Carlos Fornari, Ricardo Pereira Ribeiro, Luana Barbosa Pires, Thiago Xavier Martins, Jayme Aparecido Povh


The objective of this study was to obtain the growth curve of selectively bred tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum) reared in different environments. The experiment was carried out in the municipalities of Santo Antônio de Leverger (Mato Grosso – MT) and Campo Grande (Mato Grosso do Sul – MS), Brazil, over 431 days. Weight and morphometric traits of two families (A and B) from the second generation of selective breeding (G2) were measured every 30-45 days. The Gompertz regression model was used to obtain the growth curves. The production performance of both families and the interaction between families and locations (genotype × environment) were evaluated by analysis of variance considering the family (A and B), location (MT and MS), family × location interaction and error as variation factors. The asymptotic value (parameter A) obtained for weight and morphometric traits (except head length) was higher (P<0.05) in MT (weight of families A and B: 2279.6 g) than in MS (weight of family A: 1400.0 g; weight of family B: 1600.0 g). Family B showed better production performance in MS. There was a genotype × environment interaction effect on weight, body length and standard length. The two families have distinct growth patterns in different production environments. Family B has better growth performance in the environment with lower temperatures (MS).

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Journal of Agricultural Studies   ISSN 2166-0379

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