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Table 2 Association of MR4 with chicken growth traits

From: The PIT1 gene polymorphisms were associated with chicken growth traits

Traits1 P value Least squares Mean ± S.D2
   CC (335) CT (105) TT (11)
SL at 63 days (mm) 0.0197 9.43 ± 0.14ab 8.99 ± 0.22a 10.00 ± 0.43b
SL at 77 days (mm) 0.0333 88.56 ± 0.82a 87.74 ± 1.34a 94.22 ± 2.59b
SD at 77 days (mm) 0.0065 9.90 ± 0.13A 9.61 ± 0.21A 10.81 ± 0.40B
BW at 84 days (g) 0.0207 1463 ± 19.36a 1436 ± 32.92a 1667 ± 82.23b
SL at 84 days (mm) 0.0346 88.28 ± 0.44a 87.41 ± 0.74a 92.13 ± 1.85b
  1. 1SL = shank length; SD = shank diameter; BW = body weight. 2 Numbers in bracket referred to sample size for each genotype. a,b Means within a row with no common superscript differ significantly (P < 0.05). A,B Means within a row with no common superscript differ highly significantly (P < 0.01).