Table 1 Significant QTL for the meristic, metric traits, and landmark coordinates in three-spine sticklebacks
TraitLGLocation, cMNearest locus, cMLODPVE, %95% CI, cM
Nplate412.9Stn380 (12.9)71.974.412.9–13.0
912.0Stn108 (9.8)18.99.112.0–12.0
218.0Stn223 (7.2)21.310.67.0–10.0
D1st726Stn76 (26.8)8.729.0523.0–26.0
1113.2Gac7033 (13.2)10.911.6413.0–25.0
160Stn315 (0.0)6.06.010.0–15.0
218Stn223 (7.2)34.250.558.0–9.0
D2nd747.0Stn73 (47.2)6.757.261.0–53.0
218.0Stn223 (7.2)36.3257.648.0–10.0
Pspi749.0Stn73 (47.2)5.866.321.0–55.0
219.0Stn223 (7.2)35.2956.168.0–10.0
Pgir1311.3Stn154 (11.3)6.9610.440.0–9.0
2111.0GAest8 (11.0)19.6234.608.0–11.0
Csize69.0Stn306 (8.7)8.9216.535.0–28.0
219.0Stn223 (7.2)14.0827.898.0–10.0
X11311.3Stn154 (11.3)4.699.324.0–11.3
219.0Stn223 (7.2)8.1016.816.0–11.0
Y12111.0GAest8 (11.0)4.847.606.0–11.0
X2110.6Stn5 (10.6)4.888.535.0–21.0
1015.2GAest46 (15.2)4.888.5314.0–25.0
2110.0GAest8 (11.0)10.1919.068.0–11.0
Y31311.3Stn154 (11.3)4.618.06.0–18.0
1736.0GAest4 (37.3)4.467.7226.0–37.3
219.0Stn223 (7.2)4.487.786.0–11.0
X41317.0Stn156 (16.5)6.508.920.0–18.0
151.0Stn170 (0.0)4.365.830.0–5.0
208.0Stn214 (5.9)6.008.185.9–9.0
218.0Stn223 (7.2)16.5025.828.0–10.0
Y4164.0Stn174 (3.4)4.588.060.0–16.0
218.0Stn223 (7.2)8.4615.646.0–11.0
X51311.0Stn154 (11.3)5.427.092.0–17.0
218.0Stn223 (7.2)24.4141.058.0–9.0
Y51227.4GAest8 (11.0)5.8211.6625.8–54.0
165.0Stn174 (3.4)5.0710.053.0–7.3
X6218.0Stn223 (7.2)6.2612.818.0–10.0
Y6520.0Stn52 (18.1)5.258.8519.0–25.0
1231.0Stn146 (32.7)5.389.1027.4–34.0
1912.0Stn194 (12.1)4.727.900.0–13.0
X82111.0GAest8 (11.0)11.9524.166.0–11.0
Y8130.0GAest67 (0.0)4.429.891.0–35.0
X9219.0Stn223 (7.2)8.1715.078.0–11.0
X111020.0GAest63 (15.8)5.6811.5216.0–33.0
1236.0Stn327 (38.2)4.679.3435.0–37.0
Y11219.0Stn223 (7.2)16.6932.538.0–10.0
X12126.0Stn8 (26.8)4.547.7419.0–33.0
219.0Stn223 (7.2)12.2323.517.0–11.0
Y12130.0GAest67 (0.0)4.7910.020.0–5.0
218.0Stn223 (7.2)5.9712.677.2–10.0
X13219.0Stn223 (7.2)18.4134.478.0–10.0
Y152111.0GAest8 (11.0)6.2413.078.0–11.0
X162111.0GAest8 (11.0)5.9612.707.0–11.0
X17213.0Stn208 (3.5)5.5011.890.0–9.0
  • QTL, quantitative trait locus; LG, linkage group; LOD, logarithm of odds; PVE, percentage of phenotypic variance explained; 95% CI, 95% confidence interval. See Figure 1 for trait abbreviations