Table 5 Type of epistatic interactions detected for fiber quality traits in two hybrids
Type of Epistasis
IIIIIISum
TraitData SetXZXZVXZXZVXZXZVXZXZV
Fiber lengthRIL001319312034
BC000216111613
Fiber uniformityRIL00006666
BC00005050
Fiber strengthRIL002212231425
BC003213111613
Fiber elongationRIL00105161
BC00001010
MicronaireRIL0081036254435
BC0041347388
Sum001920147115166135
  • Type of epistasis: (I) two loci with main-effect QTL, (II) a locus with main-effect QTL and a locus without significant main-effect QTL, and (III) two loci without significant main-effect QTL. Sum, total number of epistatic interactions.