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# -Dendrograms resulting from the cluster analyses based on the mean parameter estimates (β 1 , β 2 , β 3 , β 4 ) of the non-linear Logistic (L), Gompertz (G), Von Bertalanffy (V), Brody (B) and Richards (R) models: without distinction between Lines (A); for Line 1 (B); for Line 2 (C); and for Line 3 (D). ^ ^ ^ ^

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The objective of this study was to compare non-linear models fitted to the growth curves of quail to determine which model best describes their growth and check the similarity between models by analyzing parameter estimates.Weight and age data of meat-type European quail (Coturnix coturnix coturnix) of three lines were used, from an experiment in a...

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... on the results of cluster analysis, a dendrogram was formed for the mean parameter estimates of the models without distinctions between lines and for Lines 1, 2 and 3 ( Figure 1 -A, B, C and D). In these results, the greatest amplitude of distances was noted between the juncture points given in the migration from two groups to one group. ...

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... the models with no distinction between lines ( Figure 1A), one group was formed only with the Brody (B) model, and another with other models (Logistic, Gompertz, Richards and Von Bertalanffy). Choice of non-linear models to determine the growth curve of meat-type quail. ...

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... the dendrogram corresponding to Line 1 ( Figure 1B), one group was formed by the Von Bertalanffy model only, whereas the second group contained the Logistic, Richards and Gompertz models. In the dendrogram referring to Line 2 ( Figure 1C), one group was formed by the Gompertz and Von Bertalanffy models and the second group was composed of the Logistic and Richards models. ...

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... the dendrogram corresponding to Line 1 ( Figure 1B), one group was formed by the Von Bertalanffy model only, whereas the second group contained the Logistic, Richards and Gompertz models. In the dendrogram referring to Line 2 ( Figure 1C), one group was formed by the Gompertz and Von Bertalanffy models and the second group was composed of the Logistic and Richards models. In the dendrogram of Line 3 ( Figure 1D), one group contained only by the Brod model, while the second group was formed by the Logistic, Gompertz, Von Bertalanffy and Richards models. ...

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... the dendrogram referring to Line 2 ( Figure 1C), one group was formed by the Gompertz and Von Bertalanffy models and the second group was composed of the Logistic and Richards models. In the dendrogram of Line 3 ( Figure 1D), one group contained only by the Brod model, while the second group was formed by the Logistic, Gompertz, Von Bertalanffy and Richards models. The last dendrogram was similar to the dendrogram resulting from the mean parameter estimates of the non-linear models without distinction of lines ( Figure 1A). ...

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... the dendrogram of Line 3 ( Figure 1D), one group contained only by the Brod model, while the second group was formed by the Logistic, Gompertz, Von Bertalanffy and Richards models. The last dendrogram was similar to the dendrogram resulting from the mean parameter estimates of the non-linear models without distinction of lines ( Figure 1A). The Logistic, Gompertz and Richards models were considered similar in the analyses of Lines 1 and 2 and in the analysis without line distinctions. ...

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