Maintenance update of JoinMap ® 4[19 March 2013]
An update of JoinMap 4 was released that has the same changes as the recent maintenance update of JoinMap 4.1 of 6 March 2013, see below.
Maintenance update of MapQTL ® 6[12 March 2013]
An update of MapQTL 6 was released that corrects an error in IM and MQM analyses on BCBxFy populations.
Maintenance update of JoinMap ® 4.1[6 March 2013]
An update of JoinMap 4.1 was released with some useful new features. The major improvement is the possibility to compute the separation of sets of loci into linkage groups for datasets of up to 50,000 loci. Please read more about the details in the Release notes. The update is available for free for licensed users.
Announcing a new textbook:
Genetic Mapping in Experimental PopulationsAuthors: J.W. Van Ooijen & J. Jansen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Expected by: August 2013
This concise introduction to genetic mapping in diploid species teaches the theory behind map construction, explains the computations involved at each stage, and provides exercises and problem solving tips. It will enable graduate students and researchers in the life sciences to employ methods effectively and to achieve more reliable results.
• Practical coverage enables readers to effectively use the currently available software for achieving more reliable results
• Includes a description of eight of the most common map ordering algorithms
• Contains a detailed explanation on map construction in an outbreeding species full-sib family
• Written specifically for life science researchers; does not assume any background in mathematics or statistics
Pre-order with Cambridge University Press.
About Kyazma®Kyazma was founded in the spring of 2003. The company's goal is to serve the genomics research community with software and courses that may assist scientists in getting the most out of their genetic mapping experiments.
Statistical genomics develops powerful methods for genetical linkage mapping and QTL analysis. These methods are usually too specialised, too technical in statistics, for the many experimental geneticists and molecular biologists to thoroughly understand. It is here that Kyazma likes to assist with software tools that provide easy-as-possible access to statistical genomics methods.
Since 2003 Kyazma has taken over the development of the software packages JoinMap ® and MapQTL ® from Biometris of Plant Research International. Kyazma focuses on implementing the latest powerful statistical genomics methods into easy to use, stable and fast software. Kyazma takes care of the distribution and support of JoinMap and MapQTL, for which you will find all necessary information on this web site.
In collaboration with the statistical geneticists of Biometris Kyazma provides introductory courses on genetic linkage mapping and QTL analysis in order to make using the software even more accessible.