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Rat Quantitative Trait Locus from RGD   (All Phenotype and Disease Associations tracks)

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Data last updated at UCSC: 2013-10-03


A quantitative trait locus (QTL) is a polymorphic locus that contains alleles which differentially affect the expression of a continuously distributed phenotypic trait. Usually a QTL is a marker described by statistical association to quantitative variation in the particular phenotypic trait that is thought to be controlled by the cumulative action of alleles at multiple loci.

For a comprehensive review of QTL mapping techniques in the rat, see Rapp, J.P. (2000) in the References section below.


Thanks to the RGD for providing this annotation. RGD is funded by grant HL64541 entitled "Rat Genome Database", awarded to Dr. Howard J Jacob, Medical College of Wisconsin, from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Rapp, J.P. Genetic Analysis of Inherited Hypertension in the Rat. Physiol Rev. 2000 Jan;80(1):135-72. PMID: 10617767