Genetic architecture of quantitative traits in mice, flies, and humans.

  title={Genetic architecture of quantitative traits in mice, flies, and humans.},
  author={Jonathan Flint and Trudy F. C. Mackay},
  journal={Genome research},
  volume={19 5},
We compare and contrast the genetic architecture of quantitative phenotypes in two genetically well-characterized model organisms, the laboratory mouse, Mus musculus, and the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, with that found in our own species from recent successes in genome-wide association studies. We show that the current model of large numbers of loci, each of small effect, is true for all species examined, and that discrepancies can be largely explained by differences in the experimental… CONTINUE READING
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