Genetics of gene expression surveyed in maize, mouse and man

@article{Schadt2003GeneticsOG,
  title={Genetics of gene expression surveyed in maize, mouse and man},
  author={Eric E. Schadt and Stephanie A. Monks and Thomas A. Drake and Aldons J. Lusis and Nam Che and Veronica V. Colinayo and Thomas G. Ruff and Stephen B. Milligan and John R. Lamb and Guy Cavet and Peter S. Linsley and Mao Mao and Roland B. Stoughton and Stephen H. Friend},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={422},
  pages={297-302}
}
Treating messenger RNA transcript abundances as quantitative traits and mapping gene expression quantitative trait loci for these traits has been pursued in gene-specific ways. Transcript abundances often serve as a surrogate for classical quantitative traits in that the levels of expression are significantly correlated with the classical traits across members of a segregating population. The correlation structure between transcript abundances and classical traits has been used to identify… 
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