%0 Journal Article
%A Lund, M. S.
%A Sørensen, P.
%A Guldbrandtsen, B.
%A Sorensen, D. A.
%T Multitrait Fine Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci Using Combined Linkage Disequilibria and Linkage Analysis
%D 2003
%J Genetics
%P 405-410
%V 163
%N 1
%X A novel multitrait fine-mapping method is presented. The method is implemented by a model that treats QTL effects as random variables. The covariance matrix of allelic effects is proportional to the IBD matrix, where each element is the probability that a pair of alleles is identical by descent, given marker information and QTL position. These probabilities are calculated on the basis of similarities of marker haplotypes of individuals of the first generation of genotyped individuals, using “gene dropping” (linkage disequilibrium) and transmission of markers from genotyped parents to genotyped offspring (linkage). A small simulation study based on a granddaughter design was carried out to illustrate that the method provides accurate estimates of QTL position. Results from the simulation also indicate that it is possible to distinguish between a model postulating one pleiotropic QTL affecting two traits vs. one postulating two closely linked loci, each affecting one of the traits.
%U https://www.genetics.org/content/genetics/163/1/405.full.pdf