|Parameters (mean ± SD) of the growth curves1for 59 lavender (lav/lav) and 66 wild-type (lav/+) Japanese quail, and effects of the family, sex and plumage colour on the parameters of individual curves|
|Parameter of the curve||Plumage colour (genotype)||Percentage of the total variance explained by the model2(R2)||Significance of the effect of plumage colour in the Full model|
|Lavender (lav/lav)||Wild-type (lav/+)||Full model||Reduced model|
|A||204.4 ± 32.1||215.9 ± 38.3||67||65||*|
|B||221.4 ± 34.3||233.0 ± 39.6||71||69||*|
|k||0.0405 ± 0.00604||0.0401 ± 0.00759||43||43||NS|
1 with the monomolecular growth model: body weight = A-B-kt, where A is the asymptotic body weight, B is the range of body weight from hatching to asymptotic weight, k is the relative rate of growth, and t is the age in days.
2 The Full model includes the effects of (full-sib) family, sex and plumage colour, and the Reduced model does not include plumage colour.
*: p ≤ 0.05; NS: not significant.
Bed’hom et al.
Bed’hom et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:442 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-442