TABLE 2

Estimated QTL effects under the line-cross model

effecta
SEDominance
effectb
SE
Backfat thickness
11.46±0.68-5.04±1.37
21.37±0.40-0.31±0.65
6-0.61±0.40-1.77±0.63
7-2.08±0.350.29±0.54
Intramuscular fat content
2-0.24±0.09-0.31±0.16
40.22±0.07-0.07±0.10
6-0.45±0.12-0.09±0.33
• The estimates are in millimeters backfat and percentage intramuscular fat content.

• a The effect of the Meishan allele estimated as half the difference between the two homozygous genotypes.

• b The estimated deviation from the mean of the two homozygous genotypes.