Andrew W. George

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There is a growing need for the development of statistical techniques capable of mapping quantitative trait loci (QTL) in general outbred animal populations. Presently used variance component methods, which correctly account for the complex relationships that may exist between individuals, are challenged by the difficulties incurred through unknown marker(More)
UNLABELLED Multiparent crosses of recombinant inbred lines provide opportunity to map markers and quantitative trait loci (QTL) with much greater resolution than is possible in biparental crosses. Realizing the full potential of these crosses requires computational tools capable of handling the increased statistical complexity of the analyses. R/mpMap(More)
A fast, partly recursive deterministic method for calculating Identity-by-Descent (IBD) probabilities was developed with the objective of using IBD in Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL) mapping. The method combined a recursive method for a single marker locus with a method to estimate IBD between sibs using multiple markers. Simulated data was used to compare(More)
An efficient whole genome method of QTL analysis is presented for Multi-parent advanced generation integrated crosses. Multi-parent advanced generation inter-cross (MAGIC) populations have been developed for mice and several plant species and are useful for the genetic dissection of complex traits. The analysis of quantitative trait loci (QTL) in these(More)
Multipoint linkage analyses of genetic data on extended pedigrees can involve exact computations which are infeasible. Markov chain Monte Carlo methods represent an attractive alternative, greatly extending the range of models and data sets for which analysis is practical. In this paper, several advances in Markov chain Monte Carlo theory, namely joint(More)
A Bayesian approach to the direct mapping of a quantitative trait locus (QTL), fully utilizing information from multiple linked gene markers, is presented in this paper. The joint posterior distribution (a mixture distribution modeling the linkage between a biallelic QTL and N gene markers) is computationally challenging and invites exploration via Markov(More)
For many years, genetic markers have been the building blocks in assembling genomic knowledge. Improved technology and methods for collecting marker data have increased accuracy, increased throughput, and reduced cost. However, common genotyping technology still produces far fewer markers in plant species than in animals and humans. We propose a new type of(More)
We present new association mapping methods which address the unique challenges of analyzing genome-wide data from multi-environment plant studies. Association studies on a genome-wide scale are being performed in plants. Unlike human studies, plant studies contain replicates whose data may be recorded across different environments. Plant studies also often(More)
Since the initial release of the dlmap package (version 1.0) we have made improvements in a number of areas. We have generalized the types of models and populations that can be analyzed, as well as streamlining the data input and result visualization processes. Hence we have changed the original vignette to reflect the new and improved package. This(More)