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We conducted a whole genome linkage scan for quantitative trait loci (QTLs) underlying peak bone mineral density (PBMD). Our efforts identified several potential genomic regions for PBMD and highlighted the importance of epistatic interaction and sex-specific analyses in identifying genetic regions underlying PBMD variation. Peak bone mineral density (PBMD)(More)
SUMMARY The characterization of deleterious genomic mutation (DGM) is of central significance for evolutionary biology and genetic studies. Fitness moment method has been developed to efficiently characterize DGM from natural population directly. In order to enable researchers to employ this method for theoretical and empirical research on characterizing(More)
Low bone mineral density (BMD) is a major risk factor for osteoporotic fracture. To identify genomic regions harboring quantitative trait loci (QTLs) contributing to BMD variation, we performed a two-stage genome screen. The first stage involved genotyping of a sample of 53 pedigrees with 630 individuals using 400 microsatellite markers spaced at(More)
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