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Table 5 Types of epistasis detected for fiber quality traits in the RIL-P and BC/P populations

From: QTL and genetic analysis controlling fiber quality traits using paternal backcross population in upland cotton

Trait Type of epistasisa
RIL-P BC/P
I II III Total I II III Total
Fiber length 8 29 15 52 2 5 9 16
Fiber uniformity 0 0 0 0 2 5 4 11
Fiber strength 10 22 12 44 0 1 5 6
Fiber elongation 4 6 8 18 0 0 1 1
Micronaire 5 17 6 28 1 4 8 13
Total 27 74 31 142 5 15 27 47
  1. a type I, both loci were M-QTLs; type II, either locus among two loci was M-QTL, and type III, both loci were no M-QTLs