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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Whole genome scan in chickens for quantitative trait loci affecting growth and feed efficiency.
Quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for P deficiency tolerance had been identified in rice (Wissuwa et al., 1998; Wang et al., 2014).
Kojima, "Quantitative trait loci that control body weight in DDD/Sgn and C57BL/6J inbred mice," Mammalian Genome, vol.
Zhou et al., "Mapping of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for rice protein and fat content using doubled haploid lines," Euphytica, vol.
Quantitative trait loci involved in genetic predisposition to acute alcohol withdrawal in mice.
The scientists searched for quantitative trait loci (QTL) for hematology traits through a whole-genome association study, because these could provide new insights into both hemopoeitic and disease mechanisms.
Researchers working in genetics and plant breeding, agriculture, and crop science in Europe, the US, and Argentina discuss basic information on the sunflower plant and genetic diversity, classical genetics and traditional breeding, the history and contributions of genome mapping, the mapping of single-gene traits, QTL (quantitative trait loci) mapping, gene cloning, marker-assisted breeding, genetic regulation of seed oil content, and transgenic sunflowers.
Detection of quantitative trait loci for growth and carcass composition in cattle.
Further characterization and high-resolution mapping of quantitative trait loci for ethanol-induced locomotor activity.
Quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping is an effective approach for studying genetically complex forms of disease resistance, where effects of specific resistance loci can be determined and interactions between resistance genes, plant development, and the environment can be analyzed.
Genetic linkage and association studies have identified many chromosomal regions and quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with complex phenotypes related to alcohol induced behaviors and/or alcoholism.

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