Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) Mapping

Abstract

Quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping is a genome‐wide inference of the relationship between genotype at various genomic locations and phenotype for a set of quantitative traits in terms of the number, genomic positions, effects and interaction of QTLs.

Keywords: quantitative tracts; quantitative trait loci; QTL mapping; linkage analysis; genetic architecture of complex trait

Figure 1.

Genetic mapping of QTL on wing shape from a long‐term divergent selection in chromosomes 3 and 2 of Drosophila melanogaster. Lod score curves of a multiple interval mapping analysis are shown on a linkage map of chromosomes 3 and 2 (a, b). Marker positions are denoted by triangles. See also Lod Score

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Zeng, Zhao‐Bang(Jan 2006) Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) Mapping. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005410]