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Table 1 Body composition traits of F2 individuals from F1 crosses of divergent chicken lines selected for high or low growth (mean ± standard deviation)

From: Mapping main, epistatic and sex-specific QTL for body composition in a chicken population divergently selected for low or high growth rate

Trait Male (N = 371) Female (N = 324)
Breast meat weight, g 69.22 ± 9.54 58.16 ± 8.96
Breast meat yield, % 5.57 ± 0.41 5.82 ± 0.48
Abdominal fat weight, g 18.86 ± 11.29 18.52 ± 11.24
Abdominal fat yield, % 1.48 ± 0.80 1.80 ± 0.98
Pectoralis major weight, g 51.24 ± 7.16 42.86 ± 6.77
Pectoralis major yield, % 4.12 ± 0.32 4.29 ± 0.37
Pectoralis minor weight, g 17.94 ± 2.73 15.30 ± 2.45
Pectoralis minor yield, % 1.44 ± 0.14 1.53 ± 0.15
Thigh + drumstick weight, g 142.16 ± 18.10 109.48 ± 16.05
Thigh + drumstick yield, % 11.43 ± 0.39 10.97 ± 0.46