Molecular Breeding

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 1231–1235

MapDisto: fast and efficient computation of genetic linkage maps

Short communication

DOI: 10.1007/s11032-012-9706-y

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Lorieux, M. Mol Breeding (2012) 30: 1231. doi:10.1007/s11032-012-9706-y


Several options are available to the scientific community for genetic map construction but few are simple to install and use. Available programs either lack intuitive interface or are commercial, expensive for many laboratories. We present MapDisto, a free, user-friendly and powerful program for constructing genetic maps from experimental segregating populations. MapDisto is freely available at Current version: 1.7.5.


Genetic mappingSegregation distortionLocus ordering algorithmsMolecular markersMaximum likelihoodGenotyping errors

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UMR DIADEInstitut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)Montpellier Cedex 5France
  2. 2.Rice Genetics and Genomics LaboratoryInternational Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)CaliColombia