Genotype imputation is a cost-effective way to increase the power of genomic selection or genome-wide association studies. While several genotype imputation algorithms are available, this chapter focuses on a heuristic algorithm, as implemented in the AlphaImpute software. This algorithm combines long-range phasing, haplotype library imputation, and segregation analysis and it is specifically designed to work with pedigreed populations.The chapter is organized in different sections. First the challenges related to genotype imputation in pedigreed populations are described, along with the specifics of the imputation algorithm used in AlphaImpute. In the second section, factors affecting the accuracy of genotype imputation using this algorithm are discussed. The different parameters that control AlphaImpute are detailed and examples of how to apply AlphaImpute are given.
|Title of host publication||Genome-Wide Association Studies and Genomic Prediction |
|Editors||Cedric Gondro, Julius van der Werf, Ben Hayes|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Jun 2013|
|Name||Methods in Molecular Biology|