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Table 2 Correlations, heritability, and predictability from a multi-trait threshold linear model for Italian honey bee traits

From: Modeling honey yield, defensive and swarming behaviors of Italian honey bees (Apis mellifera ligustica) using linear-threshold approaches

Trait Honey yield Defensive behavior Swarming behavior
Honey yield 0.251 ± 0.04 0.19NS ± 0.12 0.41** ± 0.14
Defensive behavior   0.43 ± 0.05 0.62** ± 0.11
Swarming behavior    0.42 ± 0.05
Predictability 0.46 0.30 0.45
  1. NS = P > 0.05; ** P < 0.01
  2. 1Genetic correlations (± standard errors) are above the diagonal, and heritability estimates (± standard errors) are on the diagonal. Predictability was the correlation between breeding values estimated with and without performance information