TABLE 3

Number of statistical evaluations when searching for two, three, or four QTL using a conditioned search for additional interacting QTL, or a simultaneous search for two or more interacting QTL using a genetic algorithm, or an exhaustive enumerative search with a stepsize of 1 cM

Search methodNo. of evaluations
Two QTLThree QTLFour QTL
Conditional search4 × 1036 × 1038 × 103
Genetic algorithm-based search1.7 × 1042 × 1044 × 104
Exhaustive enumerative search2.0 × 1061.3 × 1086.6 × 1011