Table 3

REML estimates of variance components (and related parameters) for traits of a heterogeneous stock mice population
Trait σ2u SE σ2c SE σ2e SE h2 SE
W6W 3.915 29.836 1.719 13.100 3.E-05 9.E-04 0.695 0.030
WGS 8.E-04 2.E-04 1.E-03 1.E-04 9.E-04 1.E-04 0.295 0.069
BL 0.036 0.012 0.039 0.007 0.148 0.009 0.161 0.051
%CD8+ 19.370 2.851 1.990 0.471 0.357 1.505 0.892 0.101
CD4+/CD8+ 5.E-03 7.E-04 6.E-04 1.E-04 4.E-04 4.E-04 0.825 0.081

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+).

σ2u: additive genetic variance ; σ2c: variance due the random environmental effect of cage; σ2e: residual variance; h2: heritability (standard error, SE, in brackets).

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

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