LinkageMapView - Rendering High Resolution Linkage and QTL Maps.

TitleLinkageMapView - Rendering High Resolution Linkage and QTL Maps.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsOuellette LA, Reid RW, Blanchard SG, Brouwer CR
JournalBioinformatics
Date Published2017 09 13
ISSN1367-4811
Abstract

<p><b>Motivation: </b>Linkage and quantitative trait loci (QTL) maps are critical tools for the study of the genetic basis of complex traits. With the advances in sequencing technology over the past decade, linkage map densities have been increasing dramatically, while the visualization tools have not kept pace. LinkageMapView is a free add-on package written in R that produces high resolution, publication-ready visualizations of linkage and QTL maps. While there is software available to generate linkage map graphics, none are freely available, produce publication quality figures, are open source and can run on all platforms. LinkageMapView can be integrated into map building pipelines as it seamlessly incorporates output from R/qtl and also accepts simple text or comma delimited files. There are numerous options within the package to build highly customizable maps, allow for linkage group comparisons, and annotate QTL regions.</p><p><b>Availability: </b>https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/LinkageMapView /.</p><p><b>Supplementary information: </b>Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.</p>

DOI10.1093/bioinformatics/btx576
Alternate JournalBioinformatics
PubMed ID28968706
PubMed Central IDPMC5860205