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Table 1 The posterior mean, median and mode of direct genetic, residual and phenotypic variances and direct heritabilities for growth curve parameters of Guilan sheep [standard deviations (PSD) of marginal posterior distribution of mean estimates are in brackets]

From: Estimation of genetic relationships between growth curve parameters in Guilan sheep

Parameter Item Mean Median Mode HPD
A \( {\sigma}_a^2 \) 32.38 (3.50) 32.40 29.85 25.77-39.51
\( {\sigma}_e^2 \) 50.74 (3.34) 50.87 48.91 44.23-57.18
\( {\sigma}_p^2 \) 83.13 (1.32) 83.09 83.03 80.50-85.66
\( {h}_a^2 \) 0.39 (0.04) 0.39 0.37 0.31-0.47
B \( {\sigma}_a^2 \) 5.86 (1.70) 5.86 4.46 2.62-8.91
\( {\sigma}_e^2 \) 19.37 (1.66) 19.35 19.13 16.31-22.54
\( {\sigma}_p^2 \) 25.23 (0.42) 25.24 25.09 24.47-26.05
\( {h}_a^2 \) 0.23 (0.07) 0.23 0.24 0.10-0.35
K \( {\sigma}_a^2 \) 0.39 (0.19) 0.36 0.19 0.11-0.78
\( {\sigma}_e^2 \) 9.64 (0.25) 9.66 9.73 9.15-10.09
\( {\sigma}_p^2 \) 10.03 (0.16) 10.03 9.99 9.74-10.35
\( {h}_a^2 \) 0.039 (0.019) 0.035 0.019 0.011-0.078
  1. h a 2 = Direct heritability; σ a 2 = Direct additive genetic variance; σ e 2 = Residual variance; σ p 2 = Phenotype variance; HPD = 95% high posterior density interval.