MapDisto is a program for mapping genetic markers in experimental segregating populations like backcross, F2, doubled haploids, single-seed descent, highly recombinant lines.
One of its specificities is to propose recombination fraction estimates in case of segregation distortion.
Thanks to its intuitive graphical interface, MapDisto is very easy to use. It has many features such as drawing genetic maps, computing allelic desequilibrium, finding linkage groups, automatic ordering of loci, simple QTL analysis, exporting data and maps for other mapping software, etc...
You are invited to have a look at its features for a complete overview. See also MapDisto links at IBP and mybiosoftware.
MapDisto has been used in several genetic studies. See a list of publications referring to it.
How to cite?
If you used MapDisto, here is the reference to cite:
Lorieux M (2012) MapDisto: fast and efficient computation of genetic linkage maps. Molecular Breeding 30: 1231-1235 (DOI 10.1007/s11032-012-9706-y)
Download MapDisto tutorial
Note: MapDisto is not a stand-alone application. It needs Microsoft® Excel to run. Supported versions are Excel 2003 to 2010 for Windows; Excel 2004 and 2011 for Mac OS X.