Genome scans for transmission ratio distortion regions in mice

Joaquim Casellas, Rodrigo J. Gularte, Charles R. Farber, Luis Varona, Margarete Mehrabian, Eric E. Schadt, Aldon J. Lusis, Alan D. Attie, Brian S. Yandell, Juan F. Medrano

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Abstract

Transmission ratio distortion (TRD) is the departure from the expected genotypic frequencies under Mendelian inheritance. This departure can be due to multiple physiological mechanisms during gametogenesis, fertilization, fetal and embryonic development, and early neonatal life. Although a few TRD loci have been reported in mouse, inheritance patterns have never been evaluated for TRD. In this article, we developed a Bayesian binomial model accounting for additive and dominant deviation TRD mechanisms. Moreover, this model was used to perform genome-wide scans for TRD quantitative trait loci (QTL) on six F2 mouse crosses involving between 296 and 541 mice and between 72 and 1854 genetic markers. Statistical significance of each model was checked at each genetic marker with Bayes factors. Genome scans revealed overdominance TRD QTL located in mouse chromosomes 1, 2, 12, 13, and 14 and additive TRD QTL in mouse chromosomes 2, 3, and 15, although these results did not replicate across mouse crosses. This research contributes new statistical tools for the analysis of specific genetic patterns involved in TRD in F2 populations, our results suggesting a relevant incidence of TRD phenomena in mouse with important implications for both statistical analyses and biological research. © 2012 by the Genetics Society of America.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-259
JournalGenetics
Volume191
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2012

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