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 has tools for the manual and automatic selection of parts of the pedigree based on criteria such as ancestors and/or progeny to a specified number of generations, along the maternal, paternal or both lines, sibs etc. For each selection multiple views can be generated to display different linkage groups, phenotypic traits etc. Once a view is created for one selection, it can be automatically recreated for any other selection. Pedimap can deal with numeric as well as textual phenotypic scores, and with polyploids as well as diploids. The genetic information can be displayed according to genetic linkage maps, hence the name
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 (www.flexqtl.nl) software developed by Dr Marco Bink of Wageningen UR – Biometris. Pedimap can quickly highlight problematic marker scores and display the calculated Identity-by-Descent information. Pedimap and FlexQTL are designed to work together.
How to obtain a licence
Pedimap can be used, with limitations, without a license. However, a free, personal license can be obtained here. The license file will be send to you by email. To unlock all Pedimap features, simply copy the license file to the same directory where you installed Pedimap and restart the program.
Pedimap is being developed at Wageningen UR – 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.