Software for Mapping QTL with Epistatic and QE interaction effects in Experimental Populations
Jian Yang1, Chengcheng Hu2, Xiuzi Ye2 and Jun Zhu1
1. Institute of Bioinformatics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Computer Graphics and Imaging Laboratory,
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
QTLNetwork-2.0 is user-friendly computer software for mapping quantitative trait loci (QTL) with epistatic effects and QE interaction effects in DH, RI, BC, F2, IF2 and BxFy populations, and for graphical presentation of QTL mapping results. The software is programmed by C++ programming language under Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 environment. It works with Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 95/98, NT, 2000, XP, 2003server. A new version of QTLNetwork is under developing, and its functions will be extended to include linkage group construction and marker-assisted virtual breeding.
QTL mapping method and software: Yang J., Zhu J. and Williams RW (2007) Mapping the genetic architecture of complex traits in experimental populations. Bioinformatics, 23: 1527-1536.
QTL mapping software: Yang J, Hu CC, Hu H, Yu RD, Xia Z, Ye XZ and Zhu J (2008) QTLNetwork: mapping and visualizing genetic architecture of complex traits in experimental populations. Bioinformatics, 24: 721-723.
Method of superior genotype prediction: Yang J and Zhu J (2005) Methods for predicting superior genotypes under multiple environments based on QTL effects. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 110: 1268-1274.
Error Messages and Troubleshooting
If you have any question or comment with our software, please contact to Prof. Jun Zhu, Institute of Bioinformatics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310029, China. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This research was partially supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program), and by the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program).