Graphic Output for Genetic Linkage Map, Graphical Genotypes and QTL Plot on PCs

Liansheng Zheng lzheng at earthlink.com
Fri Feb 5 17:05:32 EST 1999

It sound a very interesting program.  Would you let my try it?


Shen Lishuang <L.SHEN at CGIAR.ORG> wrote in message
news:004501be5048$a9822a60$8ce65dc6 at pbgb-up3.irri.cgiar.org...
>To all:
>I have just written a program,  Mapplotter, which can be used to
>get graphic output on PC computer. Mapplotter is primarily
>designed to plot Genetic Linkage Map, Graphical Genotypes and draw
>QTL plot according to results from other programs. It also bear a
>picture viewer module for browsing different formats of image
>files and a Rich Text Editor module for viewing and modifying data
>and result files..
>Mapplotter Version 1.1  has the below functions:
>1. Drawing genetic maps, graphical genotypes and QTL plots, drawn
>maps are saved as 256-color bitmap files.
>2. It lets you specify the scale on both X-axis and Y-axis. Marker
>names are printed in their exact position on map.
>3. For graphical genotypes, it works for DH, RIL, BC and F2
>populations at present. Regions from  different parents are show
>in different colors and fillstyles. It also give genome ratio of
>each plant in "genome ratio.txt" file.
>4. Drawing multiple plants (for graphical genotypes ) or traits
>(for QTL plots) in one run.
>5. For QTL plots,  it can draw a single trait a time or up to 3
>traits a time. You can choose to draw QTL analysis mode of SIM,
>CIM or both on one plot. It also enables you choose to show the
>sign of additive effects on QTL plots.
>6. For QTL plot, three QTL result formats are supported now. Two
>of them are the same as in QTLCartographer (Zmapqtl.exe result
>files and Preplot.exe result files) from North Carolina State
>University. Other format can also be added on request. It lets you
>choose using LOD score or liklihood ratio (LR) for your own QTL
>result file and centiMorgan (cM) or Morgan (M) for your map data
>7. For genetic map data , two formats are supported. One is the
>same as in QTLCartographer, the other format can be easily
>modified from Mapmaker/EXP output file.
>8. Built-in image viewer enables you quickly browse through your
>maps. It can view bitmap, metafile and icon files. It also enables
>you do simple editing of the drawn maps.
>9. Built-in image viewer can display the map position and LOD
>score of any point in your QTL plots by simply clicking and moving
>mouse on the drawn maps.
>10. Most commands are self-evident. Besides, you can also get
>hints for some of them by placing mouse cursor on them.
>Mapplotter is a Windows 95 program and is freely available for
>acedemic use. More functions will be added in future. Please give
>it a try and test it. For QTL plotting, more data format for QTL
>results can be added upon request.
>For details and how to getting the program, please contact with
>the author.
>Best regards,
>Lishuang Shen
>Project Scientist
>Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biochemistry Division
>International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
>P.O. Box 3127
>Makati Central Post Office (MCPO)
>1271 Makati City
>Tel:  (63-49)5360672 (home) or (63-2) 8450563-local 540 (Office)
>Fax: (63-2)-8450606 or (63-2)-8450563
>Email: lshen at irri.cgiar.org

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