TABLE 1

Parameters of Gamma distributions of QTL effects in barley

Multiple-marker analysisaIndividual-marker analysis
Trait α β α β
Kernel weight0.05790.22330.11451.1396
Yield0.01000.41940.08621.3148
Heading0.02850.31320.09551.6229
Height0.01810.31540.08621.3109
Maturity0.03230.29280.09851.3743
Test weight0.01840.30970.08541.3403
Lodging0.01650.30340.10591.0591
  • a Note that α is the scale parameter and β is the shape parameter. When β < 1 the curve is L-shaped, when β = 1 the curve is exponential, and when β > 1 the curve is bell shaped.