Table 2

Descriptive statistics analysis and estimates of variance components of immune traits in piglets
Trait Test Day Mean Standard Deviation CV(%) Variance component of genetic effect Variance component of litter effect
CD4-CD8- T % 20 36.2a 25.98 71.76 32.65 33.28
35 35.7 a 10.77 30.18
CD4+CD8+ T % 20 8.11 a 3.70 45.63 3.43 3.54
35 11.23b 5.06 45.07
CD4+CD8- T % 20 19.87 a 7.76 39.08 2.90 8.26
35 16.38b 7.28 44.42
CD4-CD8+ T % 20 36.8 a 13.57 36.88 6.88 35.45
35 36.77 a 11.53 31.37
CD4+ T % 20 27.92 a 8.64 30.94 20.14 10.35
35 27.64 a 8.83 31.96
CD8+ T % 20 44.93 a 14.14 31.47 2.44 48.44
35 47.96b 12.57 26.22
CD4+ / CD8+ 20 0.72 a 0.39 54.2 0.74E-02 0.81E-02
35 0.63b 0.29 46.71

Note: In the third column, different letters in superscript denote significant difference between ages 20 and 35 for the same trait.

Lu et al.

Lu et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:488   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-488

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