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Glossary Term
Glossary Term Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL)
Definition
  1. A heritable genetic region that affects a measurable characteristic of the animal (e.g., body weight or blood pressure).
  2. The type of marker described by statistical association to quantitative variation in a particular phenotypic trait that is thought to be controlled by the cumulative action of alleles at multiple loci.

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last database update
11/18/2014
MGI 5.20
The Jackson Laboratory