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Table 3 Distribution of records for body weight traits in different inbreeding classes of animals born between 1994 and 2011

From: Population genetic structure analysis and effect of inbreeding on body weights at different ages in Iranian Mehraban sheep

Inbreeding class   Traits (kg)         
BW   WW   6 MW   9 MW   YW  
  N Mean ± SE N Mean ± SE N Mean ± SE N Mean ± SE N Mean ± SE
F= 0 1536 3.88 ± 0.01a 802 22.46 ± 0.06a 348 34.62 ± 0.06b 33 39.06 ± 0.93c 12 50.20 ± 0.01a
0< F<0.05 8700 3.65 ± 0.01b 5903 22.12 ± 0.06ab 4503 36.23 ± 0.06ab 3095 45.51 ± 0.11b 1998 52.68 ± 0.15a
F ≥ 0.05 19 3.32 ± 0.23c 10 21.01 ± 0.06b 11 37.48 ± 0.06a 11 47.66 ± 0.88a 9 55.35 ± 1.32a
  1. a,b,cMeans with similar letters in each sub class within a column do not differ significantly at P<0.05. BW: birth weight, WW: 3-month weight, 6 MW: 6-month weight, 9 MW: 9-month weight, YW: yearling weight. F: inbreeding coefficient. SE: standard error.