Determining how many and which codominant marker loci are required for accurate parentage assignment is not straightforward because levels of marker polymorphism, linkage, allelic distributions among potential parents and other factors produce differences in the discriminatory power of individual markers and sets of markers. P-LOCI software identifies the most efficient set of codominant markers for assigning parentage at a user-defined level of success, using either simulated or actual offspring genotypes of known parentage. Simulations can incorporate linkage among markers, mating design and frequencies of null alleles and/or genotyping errors. P-LOCI is available for windows systems at http://marineresearch.oregonstate.edu/genetics/ploci.htm.

Authors: 
Sean E. Matson et al
Short Description: 
P-LOCI software identifies the most efficient set of codominant markers for assigning parentage at a user-defined level of success, using either simulated or actual offspring genotypes of known parentage.
Product Number: 
ORESU-R-08-017
Entry Date: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Length: 
4 pp.
Size and Format: 
8 1/2 x 11
Miscellaneous: 
Additional authors: Mark D. Camara, Will Eichert, and Michael A. Banks
Source (Journal Article): 
Molecular Ecology Resources 8:765-768
DOI Number (Journal Article): 
10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02128.x
Year of Publication: 
2008