Table 2

EBV contrasts between GDF9 c.1111 genotypes
Trait GG vs GA GA vs AA GG vs AA
EBV1 0.20 0.26 0.46
EBV2 0.22 0.29 0.51
EBV3 0.25 0.32 0.57

Effects of AI ram genotypes on daughters’ litter size given as least-squares means corrected for effect of birth-year. The effects are calculated from EBVs for litter size of daughters at one, two and three years of age (EBV1, EBV2 and EBV3, respectively). All differences shown are statistically significant (p < 0.0001).

Våge et al.

Våge et al. BMC Genetics 2013 14:1   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-14-1

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