quantitative trait locus

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quantitative trait locus

[‚kwänt·ə‚tād·iv ¦trāt ′lō·kəs]
(genetics)
The location of a gene that affects a quantitative trait.
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Genome-wide association study (GWAS) uses genetic variants with traits of interest and it can estimate the p-value of each SNP in a given complex trait (Bolormaa et al.
We are pleased to welcome a group of investors who appreciate the current gap of innovation that truly addresses complex trait development in agriculture, and who understand that Benson Hill is on the right path to realize this opportunity," said Matthew Crisp, president & CEO of Benson Hill Biosystems.
In mammals, dissecting the genetic basis of complex trait variation is particularly challenging, because efficient genetic mapping requires enormous pedigrees or specialized genetic panels that are typically beyond the resources of individual groups.
2012) is involved in addiction to many drugs, the dopamine-receptor encoding gene, D2DR, has been strongly implicated in a complex trait referred to as "reward deficiency syndrome" (Blum et al.
As the costs associated with validating a given gene's role in driving a complex trait are considerable, an effective strategy for prioritizing candidate genes is crucial.
The company's products provide practitioners of genomics-based medicine and forensics with a comprehensive system for complex trait dissection and patient/subject classification.
Bressan points out that scientists have always assumed the ability to thrive through stress was a genetically complex trait, so researchers believed it would be a waste of time to try to create new varieties.
Second, I apply the most cutting-edge techniques in genetics to examine the genetic architecture of reproductive behaviour, including: the first genome-wide association study (GWAS) of reproductive choice; polygenic risk scores; and, genome-wide complex trait analysis (GCTA).
The results suggest that similar behavior and neural connectivity for a convergent complex trait like speech and song are associated with many similar genetic changes," said Duke neurobiologist Erich Jarvis, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.
Psychologist Christian Montag, one of the researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany, said: "This single gene variation is potentially only one of many factors influencing such a complex trait as anxiety.
That's certainly the hope and belief of the members of the mouse genetics community, 180 of whom gathered 6-9 May 2006 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for the fifth annual meeting of the Complex Trait Consortium (CTC), a loosely woven international organization tightly knit in its dedication to elucidating human characteristics by identifying their genetic counterparts in mice.
So neither in the case of IQ nor of any other complex trait do heritability estimates help us to better understand why two groups are different.

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