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Table 5 Effect of the LEPR genotype on body weight (BW), back fat depth (BF) and back muscle depth (BM) of ewes throughout the productive cycle

From: Genome-wide analyses reveal a strong association between LEPR gene variants and body fat reserves in ewes

  TT TC CC Sign.
n 107 442 485  
BW-M 53.20 (0.47) a 52.4 (0.26) ab 51.9 (0.25) b *
BW-Pa 56.50 (0.5) a 55.4 (0.28) ab 54.86 (0.27) b *
BW-Pb 61.10 (0.52) a 60.4 (0.29) a 59.6 (0.28) b *
BW-L 59.5 (0.75) a 58.3 (0.57) ab 57.8 (0.56) b *
BW-Sa 58.6 (0.58) 58.2 (0.34) 57.8 (0.33) NS
BW-Sb 60.2 (0.73) 59.8 (0.45) 59.6 (0.44) NS
BW-W 56.2 (0.55) 56.0 (0.30) 55.7 (0.29) NS
BW-Wp 57.5 (0.54) 57.3 (0.31) 56.8 (0.30) NS
BF-M 5.44 (0.3) a 5.1 (0.2) ab 4.9 (0.2) b *
BF-Pb 5.0 (0.2) a 4.3 (0.2) b 4.2 (0.2) b **
BF-W 4.5 (0.3) 4.3 (0.2) 4.3 (0.2) NS
BM-M 22.5 (0.7) 22.3 (0.5) 22.3 (0.5) NS
BM-Pb 21.5 (0.7) a 19.7 (0.5) b 19.8 (0.5) b *
BM-W 19.6 (0.9) 19.4 (0.7) 18.9 (0.7) NS
  1. Values reported are lsmeans (± standard error) obtained from the mixed model with repeated measurements over successive productive cycles. Sign. indicates the significant overall effect of the LEPR genotype on the trait at * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01. NS, not significant. Different letter superscripts (a, b, c) show a significant difference between genotypes at p < 0.05. n (%), proportion of ewes in each genotype; M Mating, Pa Early pregnancy, Pb Two-thirds pregnancy, L Lambing, Sa Early suckling, Sb End of suckling, W Weaning, Wp Post-weaning period, BW body weight in kg, BF back fat thickness in mm, BM back muscle thickness in mm