Table 2

Main QTL effects, location and phenotypic variance explained by body composition traits in chicken lines divergently selected for low or high growth for combined sex.

Chromosome

QTL Position (cM)

2Log BF1

Effect2

Variance explained by QTL effect


Breast meat yield

7

87.0

6.77

49.17

3.01

Pectoralis major weight

7

87.0

6.48

46.34

3.02

Pectoralis major yield

7

83.0

8.07

80.13

7.00

Pectoralis minor weight

3

78.7

2.21

-23.55

1.09

4

14.0

4.02

28.66

1.08

17

21.0

11.08

39.59

6.63

Pectoralis minor yield

4

12.0

4.69

30.62

1.64

17

21.0

11.30

38.11

6.17

Thigh + drumstick weight

27

0.0

10.17

32.19

1.16

Thigh + drumstick yield

27

0.0

10.73

24.55

1.34

Abdominal fat weight

1

202.0

7.25

154.38

6.62

2

276.0

6.66

-217.64

4.03

5

101.4

8.63

-28.23

13.26

7

2.1

11.13

128.13

13.74

14

16.4

6.10

69.83

7.08

15

30.8

5.39

-29.93

5.09

18

14.9

9.34

-42.46

3.80

Abdominal fat yield

1

424.5

4.04

47.29

2.26

3

76.6

4.56

-21.28

1.10

5

10.0

6.69

0.66

4.28

9

12.0

3.95

27.06

1.71

12

18.7

3.45

4.33

1.05

27

0.0

8.26

14.04

1.97


1 Twice the log of the Bayes Factor 2Main effect of the QTL

Ankra-Badu et al. BMC Genomics 2010 11:107   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-107

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