Table 2

Estimated variance components, heritabilities (h2) and permanent animal effects (q2) for litter size (Standard error)

Univariate

Bivariate


With birth mass

With birth head width


Vp

2.011 (0.059)

2.013 (0.059)

2.011 (0.059)


Va

0.193 (0.055)

0.194 (0.054)

0.194 (0.054)


Vq

0.279 (0.062)

0.274 (0.061)

0.270 (0.061)


h2

0.10 (0.03)

0.10 (0.03)

0.10 (0.03)


q2

0.14 (0.03)

0.14 (0.03)

0.13 (0.03)


Vp = phenotypic variance; Va = additive genetic variance; Vq = permanent individual effect variance

Schroderus et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:44   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-44

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