Segregation and linkage analysis of GAW9 Problem 2 quantitative trait 1 (Q1) was performed. Eight segregation models comprising all possible combinations of the environmental factor (EF), quantitative trait 2 (Q2), and quantitative trait 3 (Q3) as covariates were considered. Seven of the eight segregation models showed strong evidence for a major gene, the other model was marginal. When all genotypes are known, some evidence for linkage (lod > 2) was found to all three of the markers that affect Q1. Furthermore, four of the eight models each showed some linkage (lod > 2) to two of the three markers that affect Q1 with no false positives. Each of these segregation analysis major genes is a hybrid combination of the true multiple loci that affect Q1. © 1995 Wiley-Liss, Inc.