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Yang J, Zou YY, Zhu J (2009), Identifying differentially expressed genes in human acute leukemia and mouse brain microarray datasets utilizing QTModel. Functional & Integrative Genomics 9:59-66.

Hayat Y, Yang J, Xu HM, Zhu J (2008), Influence of outliers on QTL mapping for complex traits. Journal of Zhejiang University-Science B 9:931-937.

Yang J, Wu W, Zhu J (2008), Mapping interspecific genetic architecture in a host-parasite interaction system. Genetics 178:1737-1743.

Yang J, Hu CC, Hu H, Yu RD, Xia Z, Ye XZ, Zhu J (2008), QTLNetwork: mapping and visualizing genetic architecture of complex traits in experimental populations. Bioinformatics 24:721-723.

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Yang J, Zhu J, Williams RW (2007), Mapping the genetic architecture of complex traits in experimental populations. Bioinformatics 23:1527-1536.

Hu CC, Ye XZ, Zhang Y, Yu RD, Yang J, Zhu J (2007), 3D graphical visualization of the genetic architectures underlying complex traits in multiple environments. Journal of Zhejiang University-Science A 8:563-567.

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