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Table 1 The effect of castration on body fatness traits and serum items in male pigs

From: Identification and characterization of long non-coding RNAs in subcutaneous adipose tissue from castrated and intact full-sib pair Huainan male pigs

  Intact pigs (n = 3, Mean ± s.e.m.) Castrated pigs (n = 3, Mean ± s.e.m) P-value
Body fatness traits
 Birth weight (kg) 1.283 ± 0.109 1.217 ± 0.085 0.550
 Body weight (kg) 130.000 ± 7.550 125.667 ± 4.841 0.274
 Carcass weight (kg) 96.500 ± 3.761 94.266 ± 0.545 0.763
 Leaf fat weight (kg) 0.177 ± 0.026 1.657 ± 0.131 0.007
 Fat percentage (%) 7.700 ± 0. 700 26.000 ± 2.100 0.020
 6–7th rib fat thickness (mm) 10.313 ± 0.515 55.407 ± 1.241 0.001
 IMF of the LDM (%) 4.500 ± 0.300 5.830 ± 0.500 0.007
 IMF of the PMM (%) 4.300 ± 0.600 5.240 ± 0.900 0.032
Serum items
 Testosterone (ng/mL) 11.231 ± 0.387 0.159 ± 0.016 0.001
 Triglyceride (mM) 0.217 ± 0.006 0.319 ± 0.003 0.008
 Total cholesterol (mM) 0.673 ± 0.035 1.052 ± 0.052 0.034
  1. IMF intramuscular fat content