RT Journal Article
SR Electronic
T1 Multiple-Trait Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci After Selective Genotyping Using Logistic Regression
JF Genetics
JO Genetics
FD Genetics Society of America
SP 885
OP 894
VO 151
IS 2
A1 Henshall, John M.
A1 Goddard, Michael E.
YR 1999
UL http://www.genetics.org/content/151/2/885.abstract
AB Experiments to map QTL usually measure several traits, and not uncommonly genotype only those animals that are extreme for some trait(s). Analysis of selectively genotyped, multiple-trait data presents special problems, and most simple methods lead to biased estimates of the QTL effects. The use of logistic regression to estimate QTL effects is described, where the genotype is treated as the dependent variable and the phenotype as the independent variable. In this way selection on phenotype does not bias the results. If normally distributed errors are assumed, the logistic-regression analysis is almost equivalent to a maximum-likelihood analysis, but can be carried out with standard statistical packages. Analysis of a simulated half-sib experiment shows that logistic regression can estimate the effect and position of a QTL without bias and confirms the increased power achieved by multiple-trait analysis.