Table 4

Averages of diversity level, pS, pN and the six explanatory variables used for the regression analysis
Genome-wide Candidate loci p
diversity level × 104 3.69/3.42/3.06 3.53/3.25/2.71 < 0.0001
pS × 104 5.12/5.11/4.66 5.30/5.00/4.50 0.338/0.395/0.167
pN × 105 5.50/5.38/5.01 4.00/4.87/4.46 0.005/0.006/0.006
recombination rate 1.154 0.781 < 0.0001
divergence 0.038 0.040 < 0.0001
gene density 0.026 0.022 < 0.0001
GC content 0.408 0.392 < 0.0001
dS × 102 4.87 4.60 < 0.0001
dN × 102 0.90 0.77 < 0.0001

The data are divided into genome-wide and candidate loci for selective sweeps identified by Rubin and colleagues [25]. p-values are based on bootstrapping. For diversity level, pS and pN means are reported for each of the three populations broiler, layer and RJF separately. Note that the absolute values of our diversity estimates are not directly comparable to previous estimates in chicken [28] since different sequencing methodologies and sampling design were used.

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