Quick guide to QTL nomenclature
A QTL symbol should:
־ a stem consisting of an abbreviation of the name (usually the first letters of each word in the name).
־ the serial number in the QTL name.
A QTL name should:
־ a root name describing the measured trait/subtrait. Those QTL affecting the same trait should be given the same stem.
־ the designation QTL
־ a serial number, which will be assigned by RGD and Ratmap after submission of the QTL or curation of the literature
· be named for the measured trait and not a disease. However, some historically named QTL carry the name of the disease with which they are associated, and these names are maintained.