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QTL.gCIMapping.GUI v2.0: an R software for detecting small-effect and linked QTLs for quantitative traits in bi-parental segregation populations

Zhang, Y.-W., Wen, Y.-J., Dunwell, J. and Zhang, Y.-M. (2019) QTL.gCIMapping.GUI v2.0: an R software for detecting small-effect and linked QTLs for quantitative traits in bi-parental segregation populations. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, 18. pp. 59-65. ISSN 2001-0370

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.csbj.2019.11.005

Abstract/Summary

The methodologies and software packages for mapping quantitative trait loci (QTLs) in bi-parental segregation populations are well established. However, it is still difficult to detect small-effect and linked QTLs. To address this issue, we proposed a genome-wide composite interval mapping (GCIM) in a bi-parental segregation population. To popularize this method, we developed an R package. This program with two versions (Graphical User Interface: QTL.gCIMapping.GUI v2.0 and code: QTL.gCIMapping v3.2) can be used to identify QTLs for quantitative traits in recombinant inbred lines, doubled haploid lines, backcross and F2 populations. To save running time, fread function was used to read the dataset, parallel operation was used in parameter estimation, and conditional probability calculation was implemented by C++. Once one input file with *.csv or *.txt formats is uploaded into the package, one or two output files and one figure can be obtained. The input file with the ICIM and win QTL cartographer formats is available as well. Real data analysis for 1000-grain weight in rice showed that the GCIM detects the maximum previously reported QTLs and genes, and has the minimum AIC value in the stepwise regression of all the identified QTLs for this trait; using stepwise regression and empirical Bayesian analyses, there are some false QTLs around the previously reported QTLs and genes from the CIM method. The above software packages on Windows, Mac and Linux can be downloaded from https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/ or https://bigd.big.ac.cn/biocode/tools/7078/releases/27 in order to identify all kinds of omics QTLs.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Biodiversity, Crops and Agroecosystems Division > Crops Research Group
ID Code:87355
Publisher:Elsevier

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