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Table 5 Posterior mean (standard deviation) of the genetic correlation, litter correlation and residual correlation of linoleic acid (C18:2), eicosadienoic acid (C20:2) and arachidonic acid (C20:4), expressed in absolute value (mg/g of dry muscle), with body weight (BW), backfat thickness (BT) and intramuscular fat content (IMF)

From: Linoleic acid metabolic pathway allows for an efficient increase of intramuscular fat content in pigs

Items Trait
BW BT IMF
Genetic correlation
 C18:2 0.07 (0.11) 0.07 (0.10) 0.88 (0.03)
 C20:2 0.10 (0.11) 0.15 (0.10) 0.91 (0.03)
 C20:4 0.00 (0.15) −0.04 (0.11) 0.06 (0.13)
Litter correlation
 C18:2 −0.13 (0.24) 0.21 (0.26) 0.85 (0.07)
 C20:2 −0.28 (0.26) 0.14 (0.27) 0.84 (0.08)
 C20:4 0.01 (0.20) −0.11 (0.21) −0.03 (0.20)
Residual correlation
 C18:2 −0.03 (0.08) −0.05 (0.10) 0.69 (0.12)
 C20:2 −0.03 (0.09) −0.04 (0.11) 0.65 (0.13)
 C20:4 −0.12 (0.08) −0.21 (0.07) 0.17 (0.12)