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Fig. 4 | BMC Genomics

Fig. 4

From: Bivariate genome-wide association analysis strengthens the role of bitter receptor clusters on chromosomes 7 and 12 in human bitter taste

Fig. 4

Top SNP associations on chromosome 12 for perceived intensity of quinine, SOA, caffeine and DB. The red, blue and green clusters represent the top SNP associations with quinine, SOA and caffeine respectively. The top SNPs for these three bitter compounds are clustered separately from one another, even though the lead SNPs (rs10772420 for quinine; rs2597979 for caffeine; rs67487380 for SOA) of each cluster are correlated (r2rs10772420-rs2597979 = 0.24; r2rs10772420-rs67487380 = 0.43; r2rs2597979-rs67487380 = 0.08). The top SNPs for DB in this genomic region overlap with the tops SNPs for SOA, but the strengths of the associations with DB are weaker. In addition, there is evidence of pleiotropy. The red cluster is strongly associated with quinine, and more weakly associated with caffeine, SOA and DB; the blue cluster is associated with quinine, SOA and DB; the green cluster is associated with quinine and caffeine. A total of 1035 SNPs on chromosome 12 between 10950000 and 11350000 base pairs are plotted here

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