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Table 3 Association between c.72G>A in UCP2 gene with growth, carcass and meat quality traits in rabbit

From: A synonymous mutation of uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) gene is associated with growth performance, carcass characteristics and meat quality in rabbits

Traits1 Genotypes P-value*
AA (n = 68) AG (n = 143) GG (n = 37)
BW28 (g) 523.00 ± 12.09 534.01 ± 8.35 517.62 ± 14.15 0.538
BW35 (g) 858.36 ± 35.30 809.28 ± 20.84 794.16 ± 30.61 0.357
BW70 (g) 2208.50 ± 21.62A 2183.85 ± 14.66A 2130.99 ± 24.73B 0.013
BW84 (g) 2568.17 ± 17.84A 2533.93 ± 26.32A 2495.61 ± 20.41B 0.008
ADG (g) 36.04 ± 0.38a 35.97 ± 0.65a 32.82 ± 0.57b 0.029
EW (g) 1333.85 ± 15.60A 1330.53 ± 11.39A 1248.37 ± 20.16B 0.001
ESP (%) 0.5261 ± 0.0025 0.5271 ± 0.0018 0.5197 ± 0.0032 0.134
SEW (g) 1445.35 ± 16.64A 1439.45 ± 12.16A 1348.04 ± 21.51B 0.001
SESP (%) 0.5700 ± 0.0025a 0.5702 ± 0.0018a 0.5612 ± 0.0032b 0.037
LpH24 5.72 ± 0.02A 5.73 ± 0.01A 5.81 ± 0.02B 0.002
HpH24 5.74 ± 0.01a 5.73 ± 0.02a 5.80 ± 0.01b 0.028
RMR (%) 0.67 ± 0.0076 0.67 ± 0.0055 0.65 ± 0.0099 0.110
IMF-HL (%) 0.0043 ± 0.0004 0.0046 ± 0.0003 0.0048 ± 0.0006 0.737
IMF-LL (%) 0.0067 ± 0.0010 0.0077 ± 0.0007 0.0084 ± 0.0012 0.518
  1. Values are presented by the least squares means ± standard error
  2. a BW28, BW35, BW70, and BW84 body weight of 28, 35, 70 and 84 days of age, respectively, ADG average daily gain from 28 to 84 days of age, EW eviscerated weight, ESP eviscerated slaughter percentage, SEW semi-eviscerated weight, SESP semi-eviscerated slaughter percentage, LpH24 pH of longissimus muscle after slaughter 24 h, HpH24 pH of hind leg muscle after slaughter 24 h, IMF-LL intramuscular fat content of longissimus muscle, IMF-HL intramuscular fat content of hind leg muscle
  3. *P-value: Overall significance value for an effect of the genotype, the boldface reflects the P value less than 0.05. Values with different letters (a, b and A, B) within the same row differ significantly at P < 0.05 and P < 0.01, respectively