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Tier II GS84124 • ethanol consumption (Published QTL, Chr 2)


ethanol consumption spans 22.24 - 72.24 Mbp (NCBI Build 37) on Chr2. This interval was obtained by using an interval width of 25 Mbp around the peak marker (Build 37, MGI,


QTL for ethanol consumption on Chr2 at D2Mit7 (47.24 Mbp , Build 37)









Belknap JK, Atkins AL


The replicability of QTLs for murine alcohol preference drinking behavior across eight independent studies.


Mammalian genome : official journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society Dec 2001, Vol 12, pp. 893-9


On the basis of eight independent quantitative trait loci (QTL) studies of ethanol (alcohol) preference drinking in mice, a meta-analysis was carried out to examine the replicability of QTLs across studies and to enhance the power of QTL detection and parameter estimation. To avoid genetic heterogeneity, we analyzed only studies of mapping populations derived from the C57BL/6 (B6) and DBA/2 (D2) inbred progenitor strains. Because these studies were carried out in five different laboratories, there were substantial differences in testing procedure, data analysis, and especially in the choice of mapping population (BXD recombinant inbred strains, F2, backcross, selected lines, or congenic strains). Despite this, we found several QTLs that were sufficiently robust as to appear consistently across studies given the strengths and weaknesses of the mapping populations employed. These were on Chromosomes (Chrs) 2 (proximal to mid), 3 (mid to distal), 4 (distal), and 9 (proximal to mid). The P value for each of these QTLs, combined across all applicable studies, ranged from 10(-7) to 10(-15), with the additive effect of each QTL accounting for 3-5% of the trait variance extrapolated to an F2 population. Two other QTLs on Chrs 1 (distal) and 11 (mid) were less consistent, but still reached overall significance (P <.0001). PUBMED: 11707775
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Annotation Information

Accounting (D000066)
Laboratories (D007753)
Drinking (D004326)
Population Characteristics (D011154)
Meta-Analysis (D017418)
Behavior (D001519)
Chromosomes (D002875)
Quantitative Trait Loci (D040641)
Drinking Behavior (D004327)
Power (Psychology) (D011209)
Overall (D016424)
Informatics (D048088)
Methods (D008722)
Genetic Heterogeneity (D018740)
Zellweger Syndrome (D015211)
Statistics as Topic (D013223)
Ethanol (D000431)
alcohol preference (MP:0001987)
drinking behavior (GO:0042756)

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