bristle3 {qtl}R Documentation

Data on bristle number in Drosophila

Description

Data from bristle number in chromosome 3 recombinant isogenic lines of Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies).

Usage

data(bristle3)

Format

An object of class cross. See read.cross for details.

Details

There are 66 chromosome 3 recombinant isogenic lines, derived from inbred lines that were selected for low (A) and high (B) abdominal bristle numbers. A recombinant chromosome 3 was placed in an isogenic low background.

There are eight phenotypes: the average and SD of the number of abdominal and sternopleural bristles in males and females for each line.

Each line is typed at 29 genetic markers on chromosome 3.

References

Long, A. D., Mullaney, S. L., Reid, L. A., Fry, J. D., Langley, C. H. and MacKay, T. F. C. (1995) High resolution mapping of genetic factors affecting abdominal bristle number in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 139, 1273–1291.

See Also

bristleX, listeria, fake.bc, fake.f2, fake.4way, hyper

Examples

data(bristle3)
# Summaries
summary(bristle3)
plot(bristle3)

# genome scan for each of the average phenotypes
bristle3 <- calc.genoprob(bristle3, step=2)
out <- vector("list", 4)
for(i in 1:4) out[[i]] <- scanone(bristle3, pheno.col=2*i-1)

# Plot the results
    # maximum LOD score among four phenotypes    
ym <- max(sapply(out, function(a) max(a[,3])))
plot(out[[1]], ylim=c(0,ym))
for(i in 2:4)
  plot(out[[i]], add=TRUE, col=c("blue","red","green")[i-1])

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