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Analysis of a slow-growing line reveals wide genetic variability of carcass and meat quality-related traits

Marie Chabault1, Elisabeth Baéza1, Vérane Gigaud2, Pascal Chartrin1, Hervé Chapuis3, Maryse Boulay3, Cécile Arnould4567, François D’Abbadie8, Cécile Berri1 and Elisabeth Le Bihan-Duval1*

Author Affiliations

1 Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), UR83 Recherches Avicoles, F-37380, Nouzilly, France

2 Institut Technique de l’Aviculture (ITAVI), Centre INRA de Tours, F-37380, Nouzilly, France

3 Syndicat des Sélectionneurs Avicoles et Aquacoles Français (SYSAAF), Centre INRA de Tours, F-37380, Nouzilly, France

4 Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), UMR85 Physiologie de la Reproduction et des Comportements, F-37380, Nouzilly, France

5 CNRS, UMR7247, F-37380, Nouzilly, France

6 Université François Rabelais de Tours, F-37041, Tours, France

7 IFCE, F-37380, Nouzilly, France

8 SASSO, F-40630, Sabres, France

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BMC Genetics 2012, 13:90  doi:10.1186/1471-2156-13-90

Published: 23 October 2012

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Table S1. Heritability estimates (on the diagonal) and genetic correlations (above the diagonal) for body weight, body composition and meat quality traits in males. Table S2 Heritability estimates (on the diagonal) and genetic correlations (above the diagonal) for body weight, body composition and meat quality traits in females. (DOC 104 kb)

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