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The genetic architecture of helminth-specific immune responses in a wild population of Soay sheep (Ovis aries)

Table 1

Mean and variance estimates, and the proportion of variance explained for anti-T. circumcincta IgA, IgE and IgG levels measured in St. Kilda Soay sheep lambs and adults.

Mean and VOBS are the mean and variance of the raw data measures, N is the number of measures in NIDS unique individuals. VP is the phenotypic variance as a sum of all variance components as estimated by an animal model. The additive genetic effect (h2) indicates the narrow sense heritability of the trait. Non-significant estimates are indicated in grey text. Full results of all variance components are provided in S3 Table. Figures in parentheses are standard errors. Effects are plotted in Fig 2.

Table 1