Mating type dependent QTL.

<p>Comparison of allele frequencies within MATa and MATα populations revealed loci that affect growth in a mating type dependent manner. The QTL on chromosome 8 encompasses <i>GPA1</i>, a negative regulator of the mating pathway that affects fitness in different strain backgrounds <a href="http://www.plosgenetics.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pgen.1004913#pgen.1004913-Lang1" target="_blank">[50]</a>. Chromosome 3 was omitted as it contains the mating type locus itself (see <a href="http://www.plosgenetics.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pgen.1004913#pgen.1004913.s012" target="_blank">S8 Table</a> for all mating type dependent QTL identified).</p>