Hello, i'm working for my master thesis on meta-analysis of QTLs associated with flowering time traits in maize. I've already executed the meta-analysis and detected MQTLs and their confidence intervals. I also have the list of genes present in each MQTL's interval after projecting a genome functional/structural annotation using gene ontology. Now i should detect the candidate genes that are probably associated with the trait of interest. What study should i execute to do the association? can you suggest some tools that can solve the problem? Thank you for your response.