The genetic map comparator: a user-friendly application to display and compare genetic maps

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Abstract

Motivation:

Marker-assisted selection strongly relies on genetic maps to accelerate breeding programs. High-density maps are now available for numerous species. Dedicated tools are required to compare several high-density maps on the basis of their key characteristics, while pinpointing their differences and similarities.

Results:

We developed the Genetic Map Comparator—a web-based application for easy comparison of different maps according to their key statistics and the relative positions of common markers.

Availability and Implementation:

The Genetic Map Comparator is available online at: http://bioweb.supagro.inra.fr/geneticMapComparator. The source code is freely available on GitHub under the under the CeCILL general public license: https://github.com/holtzy/GenMap-Comparator.

Contact:

Holtz@supagro.fr; Ranwez@supagro.fr

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