Exploring alternative models for sex-linked quantitative trait loci in outbred populations: Application to an iberian × landrace pig intercross

Miguel Pérez-Enciso, Alex Clop, Josep M. Folch, Armand Sánchez, Maria A. Oliver, Cristina Óvilo, C. Barragán, Luis Varona, José L. Noguera

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    Abstract

    We present a very flexible method that allows us to analyze X-linked quantitative trait loci (QTL) in crosses between outbred-lines. The dosage compensation phenomenon is modeled explicitly in an identity-by-descent approach. A variety of models can be fitted, ranging from considering alternative fixed alleles within the founder breeds to a model where the only genetic variation is within breeds, as well as mixed models. Different genetic variances within each founder breed can be estimated. We illustrate the method with data from an F2 cross between Iberian × Landrace pigs for intramuscular fat content and meat color component a*. The Iberian allele exhibited a strong overdominant effect for intramuscular fat in females. There was also limited evidence of one or more regions affecting color component a*. The analysis suggested that the QTL alleles were fixed in the Iberian founders, whereas there was some evidence of segregation in Landrace for the QTL affecting a* color component.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1625-1632
    JournalGenetics
    Volume161
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2002

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