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Table 5 Least square means (±SD) of the main effects of AA and AG genotypes and lines on egg production traits in three lines of Japanese quails

From: Detection of a novel single nucleotide polymorphism in IGF2 gene with a negative impact on egg production and body weight in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica)

Time (week) Trait Line Genotype
BR BL WT AA AG
Week 6 EN 49.108±3.534a 44.017±3.017 a b 38.604±4.535 b 47.512±4.940 a 41.120±3.998 b
EW 9.811±1.530 9.700±1.537 9.685±2.532 9.760±0.529 9.510±0.550
BW 217.092±10.538 a 211.308±11.058 a b 204.111±10.530 b 209.862±12.885 a 200.472±13.634 b
Week 7 EN 59.664±5.623 a 54.721±4.534 a b 51.411±4.530 b 58.897±4.070 a 50.984±3.984 b
EW 10.811±2.530 10.601±1.535 10.479±1.550 10.242±0.528 10.021±0.549
BW 224.242±10.746 a 222.437±10.845 a 215.511±10.530 b 221.188±13.328 a 211.576±13.549 b
Week 8 EN 70.185±3.163 a 65.887±3.569 a b 61.316±2.818 b 69.487±4.377 a 61.117±3.713 b
EW 10.787±0.545 10.698±1.539 10.611±1.530 10.727±0.549 10.662±0.529
BW 229.661±11.354 a 219.412±11.029 a b 212.511±10.530 b 222.639±16.817 a 210.745±16.611 b
Week 9 EN 69.292±3.104 a 64.537±2.569 a b 60.611±3.530 b 67.804±4.106 a 61.554±3.398 b
EW 11.990±0.541 11.900±0.541 11.811±0.530 11.920±0.548 11.871±0.532
BW 226.267±10.607 a 219.373±12.190 a b 206.511±10.530 b 221.851±17.592 a 211.328±19.449 b
Week 10 EN 72.932±3.602 a 66.470±2.743 a b 60.011±3.530 b 69.006±5.747 a 61.791±4.353 b
EW 11.098±0.543 11.093±0.550 11.011±0.530 11.805±0.584 11.003±0.572
BW 230.728±12.582 a 220.618±11.192 a b 209.311±10.530 b 226.241±17.932 a 217.502±19.456 b
Week 11 EN 79.611±3.961 a 74.383±3.582 a b 71.288±2.530 b 76.571±3.840 a 69.920±3.593 b
EW 11.988±0.543 11.700±0.537 11.611±0.530 11.601±0.544 11.498±0.523
BW 231.247±12.418 a 226.550±10.701 a b 211.311±10.530 b 225.427±17.309 a 219.842±19.282 b
Week 12 EN 78.208±3.980 a 71.677±3.928 a b 66.011±3.530 b 76.479±4.763 a 69.699±4.775 b
EW 11.990±0.541 11.600±0.537 11.411±0.530 11.557±0.547 11.479±0.525
BW 231.293±12.016 a 226.032±10.607 a b 213.011±10.530 b 229.792±16.025 a 218.091±17.670 b
  1. Values followed by different alphabets differ significantly
  2. a, bDifferent lowercase letters indicate a significant difference within each classification (P ≤ 0.05)
  3. EN, EW, and BW refer to egg number, egg weight, and bird weight, respectively