QTLNetwork: mapping and visualizing genetic architecture of complex traits in experimental populations

Bioinformatics. 2008 Mar 1;24(5):721-3. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btm494. Epub 2008 Jan 17.


Summary: QTLNetwork is a software package for mapping and visualizing the genetic architecture underlying complex traits for experimental populations derived from a cross between two inbred lines. It can simultaneously map quantitative trait loci (QTL) with individual effects, epistasis and QTL-environment interaction. Currently, it is able to handle data from F(2), backcross, recombinant inbred lines and double-haploid populations, as well as populations from specific mating designs (immortalized F(2) and BC(n)F(n) populations). The Windows version of QTLNetwork was developed with a graphical user interface. Alternatively, the command-line versions have the facility to be run in other prevalent operating systems, such as Linux, Unix and MacOS.

Availability: http://ibi.zju.edu.cn/software/qtlnetwork.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Programming Languages
  • Quantitative Trait Loci*
  • Recombination, Genetic