FRANz: Fast reconstruction of wild pedigrees

Markus Riester, Peter F. Stadler, Konstantin Klemm

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We present a software package for fast pedigree reconstruction in natural populations using co-dominant genomic markers such as microsatellites and SNPs. If available, the algorithm makes use of prior information such as known relationships (sub-pedigrees) or the age and sex of individuals. Statistical confidence is estimated by a simulation of the sampling process. The accuracy of the algorithm is demonstrated for simulated data as well as an empirical data set with known pedigree. The parentage inference is robust even in the presence of genotyping errors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the German Conference on Bioinformatics, GCB 2008
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
EventGerman Conference on Bioinformatics, GCB 2008 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: Sep 9 2008Sep 12 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the German Conference on Bioinformatics, GCB 2008


OtherGerman Conference on Bioinformatics, GCB 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering

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