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Table 3 Pearson correlations of estimated breeding values (\(\widehat{\mathrm{a}}\)) and estimated microbial values (\(\widehat{\mathrm{m}}\)) with the adjusted phenotypes of the production traits (\({{\mathrm{y}}^{*}}\)) for the three models

From: Microbiability and microbiome-wide association analyses of feed efficiency and performance traits in pigs

Trait Model
(2) (3) (4)
\(\mathrm{r}({\mathrm{y}}^{*},\widehat{\mathrm{m}})\) \(\mathrm{r}({\mathrm{y}}^{*},\widehat{\mathrm{a}})\) \(\mathrm{r}({\mathrm{y}}^{*},\widehat{\mathrm{a}+\mathrm{m}})\)
RFI 0.79 0.79 0.88
FCR 0.81 0.79 0.88
DFI 0.68 0.76 0.84
ADG 0.61 0.75 0.80
BFT 0.62 0.88 0.92
  1. RFI residual feed intake, FCR feed conversion ratio, DFI daily feed intake, ADG average daily gain, BFT backfat thickness