adegenet: a R package for the multivariate analysis of genetic markers

Bioinformatics. 2008 Jun 1;24(11):1403-5. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btn129. Epub 2008 Apr 8.


The package adegenet for the R software is dedicated to the multivariate analysis of genetic markers. It extends the ade4 package of multivariate methods by implementing formal classes and functions to manipulate and analyse genetic markers. Data can be imported from common population genetics software and exported to other software and R packages. adegenet also implements standard population genetics tools along with more original approaches for spatial genetics and hybridization.

Availability: Stable version is available from CRAN: Development version is available from adegenet website: Both versions can be installed directly from R. adegenet is distributed under the GNU General Public Licence (v.2).

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Chromosome Mapping / methods*
  • Genetic Markers / genetics*
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Programming Languages*
  • Sequence Alignment / methods*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods*
  • Software*


  • Genetic Markers