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Table 2 Estimates of genetic (\(r_{g}\)) and phenotypic (\(r_{p}\)) correlations and of regression coefficients \(\lambda_{i,Genus}\) between the considered genera and each of the four traits

From: Composition of the ileum microbiota is a mediator between the host genome and phosphorus utilization and other efficiency traits in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica)

Trait Genusa \(r_{g}\) SE \(r_{p}\) SE \(\lambda_{i,Genus}\)b SE
P utilization Bacillus 0.36 0.35 0.14 0.04 0.081 0.026
Enterococcus − 0.19 0.38 − 0.09 0.04 − 0.039 0.016
Escherichia/Shigella − 0.07 0.35 − 0.07 0.04 − 0.026 0.014
Lactococcus 0.52 0.36 0.13 0.04 0.055 0.020
Leuconostoc 0.48 0.35 0.13 0.04 0.070 0.024
Streptococcus − 0.14 0.37 − 0.09 0.04 − 0.030 0.013
Feed intake Bacillus 0.35 0.34 0.29 0.06 0.095 0.023
Curtobacterium 0.17 0.36 0.20 0.05 0.029 0.009
Lactococcus 0.37 0.37 0.27 0.06 0.057 0.018
Leuconostoc 0.47 0.34 0.31 0.07 0.082 0.021
Microbacterium − 0.03 0.40 0.17 0.05 0.028 0.011
Body weight gain Bacillus 0.35 0.39 0.23 0.05 0.102 0.025
Curtobacterium 0.41 0.37 0.19 0.04 0.035 0.010
Enterococcus − 0.69 0.33 − 0.15 0.04 − 0.054 0.015
Lactococcus 0.48 0.40 0.24 0.05 0.076 0.019
Leuconostoc 0.47 0.39 0.25 0.05 0.097 0.023
Macrococcus 0.15 0.37 − 0.16 0.07 − 0.024 0.012
Streptococcus 0.16 0.42 − 0.11 0.04 − 0.056 0.013
Feed per gain Aerococcus 0.25 0.41 0.12 0.04 0.038 0.011
Clostridium sensu stricto 0.15 0.37 − 0.11 0.04 − 0.050 0.013
Cutibacterium − 0.25 0.41 0.09 0.04 0.027 0.011
Enterococcus 0.54 0.40 0.17 0.04 0.058 0.016
Escherichia/Shigella 0.01 0.41 − 0.09 0.04 − 0.035 0.014
Lactococcus − 0.38 0.43 − 0.07 0.05 − 0.064 0.020
Ruminococcus 2 − 0.33 0.47 0.11 0.04 0.039 0.015
Sellimonas − 0.27 0.48 0.10 0.04 0.014 0.006
Staphylococcus − 0.13 0.43 0.14 0.04 0.058 0.020
Streptococcus 0.32 0.43 0.12 0.04 0.038 0.013
  1. SE standard errors
  2. aAll genera with a significant heritability (p ≤ 0.05), significant Pearson correlation (p ≤ 0.05) and significant structural coefficient (p ≤ 0.05) between the genus and the considered trait
  3. bIn units \(\sigma_{p}\)