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General description

AlphaMate is software package for optimising selection, maintenance of diversity, and mate allocation in breeding programs. A range of breeding programs can be optimised with AlphaMate (animal, crop, tree, fish, ...). A short description is given in Gorjanc and Hickey (2018), while a detailed description is given in the manual. All information on the desired targets, mating constraints, and optimisation controls is specified in a single parameter file.


Citation

Gorjanc, G, Hickey, JM (2018) AlphaMate: a program for optimising selection, maintenance of diversity, and mate allocation in breeding programs. Bioinformatics bty375; doi:, https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/bty375.


Commercial use


AlphaMate is part of a suite of software that our group has developed. It is fully and freely available for academic use, provided that users cite it in publications. However, due to our contractual obligations with some of funders of the research program that has developed this suite of software, all interested commercial organisations are requested to contact Gregor Gorjanc (gregor.gorjanc@roslin.ed.ac.uk) or John Hickey (john.hickey@roslin.ed.ac.uk) to discuss the terms of use.


Download

1. User Manual

Click here to see the pdf version.

2. Download package

The AlphaMate download package contains MS Windows, Linux, or Mac OSX executable file, utilities, manual, and examples.

3. AlphaMate v0.1.0 (January 2018)

AlphaMate version v0.1.0 is an early beta version of the code. Please report any bugs or errors to Gregor Gorjanc (gregor.gorjanc@roslin.ed.ac.uk) or John Hickey john.hickey@roslin.ed.ac.uk.

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Versions:

 

  • July 2018 v 0.1.1 Bug fixes
  • October 2017 v 0.1.0 Initial Release

 

 

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