Pedimap: Software for the Visualization of Genetic and Phenotypic Data in Pedigrees

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Pedimap is a user-friendly software tool for visualizing phenotypic and genotypic data for related individuals linked in pedigrees. Genetic data can include marker scores, Identity-by-Descent probabilities, and marker linkage map positions, allowing the visualization of haplotypes through lineages. The pedigrees can accommodate all types of inheritance, including selfing, cloning, and repeated backcrossing, and all ploidy levels are supported. Visual association of the genetic data with phenotypic data simplifies the exploration of large data sets, thereby improving breeding decision making. Data are imported from text files; in addition data exchange with other software packages (FlexQTLTM and GenomeStudioTM) is possible. Instructions for use and an executable version compatible with the Windows platform are available for free from UK/software_pedimap.html.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)903-907
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Heredity
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • genetic data
  • pedigree software
  • phenotypic data
  • plant breeding


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