TABLE 1

Locations and effects of the four QTL in simulated backcross populations

ChromosomeLocation (cM)Effect
3600.32
4870.26
5510.32
6170.29
  • A backcross population of 500 individuals with 10 chromosomes, each of length 100 cM, was simulated. Eleven equally spaced markers were genotyped on each chromosome. Four loci affecting the quantitative trait were simulated at random throughout the genome. An effect of between 0.2 and 0.4 residual standard deviations was simulated for each QTL. No QTL were simulated on the remaining 6 chromosomes. FDR results are presented in Figures 8, 9, and 10.