TABLE 3

Significant quantitative trait loci for ovary activation identified through interval mapping

QTLLinkage groupClosest markerP-valueQTL effectEffect size (%)
OvA115Am2530.0049+0.928
OvA27SV2720.017−0.806
OvA31SV0840.024−0.846
OvA413Am0740.035−1.245
  • A negative QTL effect indicates that workers carrying the allele inherited from the anarchist queen have a higher average ovary activation score than workers carrying the allele inherited from the wild-type drone.