TABLE 4

Precision of QTL position estimates when the number of records was increased

Between-marker distance (cM)Deviation of estimated from correct position (no. of brackets)
01234Total
1.0182073250
0.5201951550
0.25131956750
  • The estimated position of the QTL, when the number of recorded individuals was 500 while the effective population size was 100 and the mutation occurred 100 generations ago, is shown. The frequency of the positive QTL allele was >0.1 in all 50 replicated simulations.