COLONY: a program for parentage and sibship inference from multilocus genotype data

Owen Jones, Jinliang Wang

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Pedigrees, depicting genealogical relationships between individuals, are important in several research areas. Molecular markers allow inference of pedigrees in wild species where relationship information is impossible to collect by observation. Marker data are analysed statistically using methods based on Mendelian inheritance rules. There are numerous computer programs available to conduct pedigree analysis, but most software is inflexible, both in terms of assumptions and data requirements. Most methods only accommodate monogamous diploid species using codominant markers without genotyping error. In addition, most commonly used methods use pairwise comparisons rather than a full-pedigree likelihood approach, which considers the likelihood of the entire pedigree structure and allows the simultaneous inference of parentage and sibship. Here, we describe colony, a computer program implementing full-pedigree likelihood methods to simultaneously infer sibship and parentage among individuals using multilocus genotype data. colony can be used for both diploid and haplodiploid species; it can use dominant and codominant markers, and can accommodate, and estimate, genotyping error at each locus. In addition, colony can carry out these inferences for both monoecious and dioecious species. The program is available as a Microsoft Windows version, which includes a graphical user interface, and a Macintosh version, which uses an R-based interface.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftMolecular Ecology Resources
Vol/bind10
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)551-5
Antal sider5
ISSN1755-098X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2010
Udgivet eksterntJa

Fingeraftryk

parentage
Pedigree
pedigree
genotype
software
Diploidy
diploidy
Mendelian inheritance
user interface
methodology
programme
marker
method
Observation
loci
genetic markers
Research

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COLONY: a program for parentage and sibship inference from multilocus genotype data. / Jones, Owen; Wang, Jinliang.

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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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