Pedimap is a tool for exploring and visualizing the flow of phenotypes and alleles (observed or based on Identity-by-Descent calculations) through pedigrees.
Pedimap is a useful stand-alone tool to check marker data and to understand the relation between phenotype and genotype. Further, Pedimap can be used to display the results calculated by the FlexQTL software developed by Dr Marco Bink of WUR – Biometris. Pedimap can quickly highlight problematic marker scores and display the calculated Identity-by-Descent information. Pedimap and FlexQTL are designed to work together.
Pedimap is being developed at WUR – Plant Breeding. Its development was started in the framework of the European HiDRAS (www.hidras.unimi.it) project. Currently development of Pedimap takes place within USDA-NIFA1RosBREED (www.rosbreed.org) and EU-FruitBreedomics (www.fruitbreedomics.com) projects.
1 Funding for "RosBREED: Enabling marker-assisted breeding in Rosaceae" was provided by the Specialty Crop Research Initiative Competitive Grant 2009-51181-05808 of the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.