Journal Article

QGene 4.0, an extensible Java QTL-analysis platform

Roby Joehanes and James C. Nelson

in Bioinformatics

Volume 24, issue 23, pages 2788-2789
Published in print December 2008 | ISSN: 1367-4803
Published online October 2008 | e-ISSN: 1460-2059 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btn523
QGene 4.0, an extensible Java QTL-analysis platform

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Summary: Of many statistical methods developed to date for quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis, only a limited subset are available in public software allowing their exploration, comparison and practical application by researchers. We have developed QGene 4.0, a plug-in platform that allows execution and comparison of a variety of modern QTL-mapping methods and supports third-party addition of new ones. The software accommodates line-cross mating designs consisting of any arbitrary sequence of selfing, backcrossing, intercrossing and haploid-doubling steps that includes map, population, and trait simulators; and is scriptable.

Availability: Software and documentation are available at http://coding.plantpath.ksu.edu/qgene. Source code is available on request.

Contact: jcn@ksu.edu

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Subjects: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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