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Table 4 Posterior means (± posterior standard deviation) of the heritability, microbiability obtained from bivariate analyses between production traits with models (2), (3) and (4)

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

Model Trait 1 Trait 2 \({\mathrm{h}}_{\mathrm{T}1}^{2}\) \({\mathrm{h}}_{\mathrm{T}2}^{2}\) \({\mathrm{m}}_{\mathrm{T}1}^{2}\) \({\mathrm{m}}_{\mathrm{T}2}^{2}\) \({\mathrm{r}}_{\mathrm{a}12}\) \({\mathrm{r}}_{\mathrm{m}12}\)
(2) RFI FCR 0.12 ± 0.13 0.25 ± 0.09 0.75 ± 0.33
DFI 0.26 ± 0.11 0.04 ± 0.05 0.87 ± 0.33
ADG 0.12 ± 0.10 0.09 ± 0.07 − 0.87 ± 0.39
BFT 0.23 ± 0.10 0.01 ± 0.00 − 1.00 ± NE
FCR DFI 0.23 ± 0.12 0.12 ± 0.07 0.66 ± 0.46
ADG 0.17 ± 0.11 0.13 ± 0.07 − 0.94 ± 0.13
BFT 0.24 ± 0.13 0.06 ± 0.07 0.76 ± 0.40
DFI ADG 0.03 ± 0.04 0.13 ± 0.07 − 0.38 ± 0.66
BFT 0.06 ± 0.04 0.16 ± 0.07 0.88 ± 0.32
ADG BFT 0.04 ± 0.05 0.14 ± 0.06 − 0.28 ± 0.66
(3) RFI FCR 0.35 ± 0.12 0.40 ± 0.12 0.64 ± 0.16
DFI 0.31 ± 0.10 0.51 ± 0.14 0.49 ± 0.22
ADG 0.33 ± 0.10 0.52 ± 0.13 − 0.01 ± 0.24
BFT 0.30 ± 0.09 0.53 ± 0.10 0.002 ± 0.20
FCR DFI 0.33 ± 0.15 0.52 ± 0.14 0.50 ± 0.26
ADG 0.39 ± 0.13 0.47 ± 0.14 − 0.23 ± 0.24
BFT 0.34 ± 0.12 0.51 ± 0.12 0.59 ± 0.20
DFI ADG 0.50 ± 0.12 0.49 ± 0.13 0.64 ± 0.16
BFT 0.52 ± 0.14 0.55 ± 0.12 0.65 ± 0.14
ADG BFT 0.54 ± 0.15 0.53 ± 0.11 0.30 ± 0.19
(4) RFI FCR 0.35 ± 0.11 0.38 ± 0.13 0.16 ± 0.10 0.23 ± 0.10 0.66 ± 0.16 0.70 ± 0.34
DFI 0.29 ± 0.09 0.54 ± 0.13 0.18 ± 0.12 0.06 ± 0.04 0.63 ± 0.17 0.71 ± 0.47
ADG 0.33 ± 0.10 0.51 ± 0.13 0.09 ± 0.08 0.10 ± 0.05 0.00 ± 0.27 − 0.54 ± 0.60
BFT 0.29 ± 0.10 0.52 ± 0.11 0.17 ± 0.08 0.05 ± 0.03 0.02 ± 0.27 − 1.00 ± NE
FCR DFI 0.32 ± 0.12 0.52 ± 0.12 0.28 ± 0.10 0.08 ± 0.03 0.44 ± 0.25 0.99 ± NE
ADG 0.38 ± 0.13 0.51 ± 0.13 0.22 ± 0.10 0.11 ± 0.05 − 0.25 ± 0.21 − 0.91 ± 0.18
BFT 0.34 ± 0.11 0.49 ± 0.10 0.23 ± 0.09 0.05 ± 0.04 0.52 ± 0.20 0.40 ± 0.64
DFI ADG 0.48 ± 0.13 0.49 ± 0.12 0.04 ± 0.04 0.12 ± 0.06 0.62 ± 0.16 − 0.37 ± 0.56
BFT 0.50 ± 0.13 0.51 ± 0.10 0.04 ± 0.04 0.06 ± 0.04 0.61 ± 0.15 0.50 ± 0.58
ADG BFT 0.49 ± 0.14 0.50 ± 0.11 0.04 ± 0.05 0.06 ± 0.05 0.30 ± 0.20 0.96 ± 0.11
  1. \({\mathrm{h}}_{\mathrm{T}1}^{2}\): heritability of first trait, \({\mathrm{h}}_{\mathrm{T}2}^{2}\): heritability of second trait, \({\mathrm{m}}_{\mathrm{T}1}^{2}\): microbiability of first trait, \({\mathrm{m}}_{\mathrm{T}2}^{2}\): microbiability of second trait, \({\mathrm{r}}_{\mathrm{a}12}\): genetic correlation, \({\mathrm{r}}_{\mathrm{m}12}\): microbial correlation, NE: not estimable
  2. RFI residual feed intake, FCR feed conversion ratio, DFI daily feed intake, ADG average daily gain, BFT backfat thickness