Konstantin Klemm, Markus Riester, Peter Stadler

Paper #: 09-04-012

We present a software package for pedigree reconstruction in natural populations using co-dominant genomic markers such as microsatellites and SNPs. If available, the algorithm makes use of prior information such as known relationships (sub-pedigrees) or the age and sex of individuals. Statistical confidence is estimated by MCMC sampling. The accuracy of the algorithm is demonstrated for simulated data as well as an empirical data set with known pedigree. The parentage inference robust even in the presence of genotyping errors. The C source code of FRANz can be obtained under the GPL from http://www.bioinf.uni-leipzig.de/Software/FRANz/