Table 1

Available information* on the genetic architecture of the traits in study
Trait QTL Variance explained (%) Largest QTL (%) Heritability
%CD8+ 17 36.3 8.00 0.89
CD4+/CD8+ 11 33.1 11.90 0.80
W6W 19 38.3 3.20 0.74
WGS 10 20.6 2.40 0.30
BL 6 16.7 3.10 0.13

Trait = weight at 6 weeks (W6W), weight growth slope (WGS), body length (BL), percentage of CD8+ cells (%CD8+), ratio between CD4+ and CD8+ cells (CD4+/CD8+). Nº QTL = number of QTL mapped, proportion of the variance explained by them (variance explained, in %) and proportion of the variance explained by the QTL with largest effect(largest QTL, in %). *Information published in Valdar et al. [10] and Valdar et al. [11].

Neves et al.

Neves et al. BMC Genetics 2012 13:100   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-13-100

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