Association analyses of the MAS-QTL data set using grammar, principal components and Bayesian network methodologies

Burak Karacaören, Tomi Silander, José M Alvarez-Castro, Chris S Haley, Dj De Koning

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It has been shown that if genetic relationships among individuals are not taken into account for genome wide association studies, this may lead to false positives. To address this problem, we used Genome-wide Rapid Association using Mixed Model and Regression and principal component stratification analyses. To account for linkage disequilibrium among the significant markers, principal components loadings obtained from top markers can be included as covariates. Estimation of Bayesian networks may also be useful to investigate linkage disequilibrium among SNPs and their relation with environmental variables.For the quantitative trait we first estimated residuals while taking polygenic effects into account. We then used a single SNP approach to detect the most significant SNPs based on the residuals and applied principal component regression to take linkage disequilibrium among these SNPs into account. For the categorical trait we used principal component stratification methodology to account for background effects. For correction of linkage disequilibrium we used principal component logit regression. Bayesian networks were estimated to investigate relationship among SNPs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S8
Number of pages5
JournalBMC Proceedings
Issue numberSuppl 3
Publication statusPublished - May 2011


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