QMSIM

Record added by Jurg Ott (the original Rockefeller list)

Full Name

Qtl and Marker SIMulator

Version

1.0

Description

QMSim was designed to simulate a wide range of genetic architectures and population structures in livestock. Large scale genotyping data and complex pedigrees can be efficiently simulated. QMSim is a family based simulator, which can also take into account predefined evolutionary features, such as LD, mutation, bottlenecks and expansions. The simulation is basically carried out in two steps: In the first step, a historical population is simulated to establish mutation-drift equilibrium and, in the second step, recent population structures are generated, which can be complex. QMSim allows for a wide range of parameters to be incorporated in the simulation models in order to produce appropriate simulated data.

Author

  • Mehdi Sargolzaei (email: msargol@uoguelph.ca)

  • Flavio S Schenkel

URL

http://www.aps.uoguelph.ca/~msargol/qmsim/

Language

C++

OS

MS-Windows, Linux

Reference

Sargolzaei, Schenkel (2009), “QMSim: a large-scale genome simulator for livestock”, Bioinformatics, 25:680-681.