Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3428
Title: Predicting Unobserved Phenotypes for Complex Traits from Whole-Genome SNP Data
Contributor(s): Lee, Sang Hong (author); Van Der Werf, Julius Herman (author)orcid ; Hayes, Ben (author); Goddard, Michael Edward (author); Visscher, Peter (author)
Publication Date: 2008
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000231
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3428
Abstract: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for quantitative traits and disease in humans and other species have shown that there are many loci that contribute to the observed resemblance between relatives. GWAS to date have mostly focussed on discovery of genes or regulatory regions harbouring causative polymorphisms, using single SNP analyses and setting stringent type-I error rates. Genome-wide marker data can also be used to predict genetic values and therefore predict phenotypes. Here, we propose a Bayesian method that utilises all marker data simultaneously to predict phenotypes. We apply the method to three traits: coat colour, %CD8 cells, and mean cell haemoglobin, measured in a heterogeneous stock mouse population. We find that a model that contains both additive and dominance effects, estimated from genome-wide marker data, is successful in predicting unobserved phenotypes and is significantly better than a prediction based upon the phenotypes of close relatives. Correlations between predicted and actual phenotypes were in the range of 0.4 to 0.9 when half of the number of families was used to estimate effects and the other half for prediction. Posterior probabilities of SNPs being associated with coat colour were high for regions that are known to contain loci for this trait. The prediction of phenotypes using large samples, high-density SNP data, and appropriate statistical methodology is feasible and can be applied in human medicine, forensics, or artificial selection programs.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: PLoS Genetics, 4(10), p. 1-11
Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Place of Publication: San Francisco, United States of America
ISSN: 1553-7404
Field of Research (FOR): 060412 Quantitative Genetics (incl Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Statistics to Oct 2018: Visitors: 246
Views: 260
Downloads: 0
Appears in Collections:Journal Article

Files in This Item:
2 files
File Description SizeFormat 
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

127
checked on Nov 26, 2018

Page view(s)

102
checked on Mar 4, 2019
Google Media

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

 

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

 

Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.