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QTL Variant Detail
QTL variant: Ap8qC57BL/6ByJ
Name: alcohol preference 8 QTL; C57BL/6ByJ
MGI ID: MGI:2668897
QTL: Ap8q  Location: Chr8:24984189-24984342 bp  Genetic Position: Chr8, cM position of peak correlated region/allele: 12.47 cM
QTL Note: genome coordinates based on the marker associated with the peak LOD score
Strain of Specimen:  C57BL/6ByJ
Allele Type:    QTL
Mutation:    Undefined
Mutation detailsThis allele confers increased preference and intake of 3% ethanol solution in male animals compared to 129P3/J. (J:78215)
Inheritance:    Other (see notes)
View phenotypes and curated references for all genotypes (concatenated display).
Ap8q exhibits additive inheritance.

Mapping and Phenotype information for this QTL, its variants and associated markers


Linkage analysis using 137 markers at an average resolution of 11 cM was performed on 169 (129P3/J x C57BL/6ByJ)F2 intercross animals to identify QTLs associated with ethanol consumption and preference. Parental strain C57BL/6ByJ exhibits greater preference and intake of ethanol compared to 129P3/J. The animals were subjected to a two-bottle test over a period of 8 days. During the first 4 days a water bottle containing 3% ethanol solution is used, and during the last 4 days a water bottle containing 10%ethanol solution is used. A previously mapped QTL, Ap3q, on mouse Chromosome 4 was detected in this study. Novel QTLs on mouse Chromosome 7 (Ap7q) and mouse Chromosome 8 (Ap8q) were identified.

Ap7q is strongly associated with 10% ethanol consumption andweakly associated with 3% ethanol consumption. Ap7q maps to 25 cM on mouse Chromosome 7 with peak linkage (LOD=4.37) at D7Mit69 and spans 11.4 cM - 25.5 cM. C57BL/6ByJ-derived alleles confer dominantly-inherited increase in 10% ethanol intake at this locus.

Ap8q is a male-specific locus strongly associated with 3% ethanol preference and consumption. Ap8q maps to 8 cM on mouse Chromosome 8 with peak linkage (LOD=3.65) at D8Mit95 and spans 0 cM - 27 cM. This locus exhibits additive inheritance with C57BL/6ByJ-derived alleles conferring increased ethanol intake.

Suggestive QTLs were detected on mouse Chromosomes 2 (50 cM, LOD=2.2 at D2Mit12), 9 (25 cM, LOD=2.62 at D9Mit25), 12 (15 cM, LOD=2.75 at D12Mit46), 13 (45 cM, LOD=1.93 at D13Mit147), 17 (30 cM, LOD=3.13 at D17Mit6), and 18 (20 cM, LOD=2.24 at D18Mit55).

Original:  J:78215 Bachmanov AA, et al., Voluntary ethanol consumption by mice: genome-wide analysis of quantitative trait loci and their interactions in a C57BL/6ByJ x 129P3/J F2 intercross. Genome Res. 2002 Aug;12(8):1257-68
All:  1 reference(s)

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