Locusmap is a computer package designed for rapid linkage
analysis and map construction of loci with a variety of inheritance
modes. The current version offers linkage analysis between
codominant loci, between dominant loci, between codominant loci and dominant
loci, and between codominant and sex-influenced, sex-linked, and imprinted
loci. Using genotypic data supplied by the user, Locusmap calculates two-point
recombination frequencies and LOD scores and then identifies linkage groups
and orders loci within each linkage group automatically. Locusmap checks
for genotypic and pedigree errors, and fills in missing genotypes when possible.
Analyzing data sets with 150 loci and a few hundred individuals takes about
two minutes on a 2-Ghz computer.
Publications using this software are expected to reference the citation
Garbe, J. and Y. Da. (2003) Locusmap user manual
Version 1.1. Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota.
version 1.1 is available for download and trial use. Windows, Linux, and
Mac OS X versions of the software are currently available.
Locusmap is Copyright © 2004 The Regents
of the University of Minnesota. All Rights Reserved. You
may not copy, reproduce, or redistribute this software without