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Table 1 Phenotypic measurements from juvenile FL and LL cockerels

From: Transcriptional analysis of abdominal fat in genetically fat and lean chickens reveals adipokines, lipogenic genes and a link between hemostasis and leanness

  Age (wk)
  1 3 5 7 9 11
Body weight (kg)
FL 0.115 0.544 1.297 1.983 2.693 3.222
LL 0.123 0.551 1.204 1.964 2.787 3.281
Abdominal fat (g)
FL 0.5 13* 38* 88* 124* 150*
LL 0.4 5 * 15* 31* 54* 59*
FL/LL ratio 1.2 2.6 2.5 2.8 2.3 2.5
Abdominal fat (%BW)
FL 0.4 2.3* 2.9* 4.4* 4.6* 4.6*
LL 0.3 1.0* 1.2* 1.6* 1.9* 1.8*
FL/LL ratio 1.3 2.3 2.4 2.8 2.4 2.6
  1. Values represent the least square means (LSMEANS) of eight birds/genotype and age with a common standard error (not shown). Significance (denoted by *) between FL and LL was determined at P≤0.05 using Fisher’s least significance difference (LSD) test. Rows in boldface type present the FL/LL ratio of abdominal fat weight (g) and abdominal fat as a percent of body weight (%BW).