OptiMAS is a graphical tool permitting you to predict the best parents and crosses based on the probability of individuals carrying a desirable QTL, by using molecular markers to enhance the frequency of favourable alleles at targeted loci in a population. It can be used in the context of a Marker Assisted Recurrent Selection project or more generally in any population to trace allelic transmission across generations.
Include information on quantitative traits in the selection decision and add a file with QTL additive effects and OptiMAS will use this information to compute predicted genotypic values. You can also combine any of the information available (QTL, predicted values, molecular scores, quantitative traits) into a selection index to rank individuals and identify the best crosses to make.
OptiMAS is a standalone application that can be launched from the BMS or from a desktop icon, and that can be run either using a graphical user interface or command line. One may also download and install it as a standalone application from the options offered at the bottom of this page. OptiMAS supports decision-making associated with the marker-assisted breeding plan generated by the Integrated Breeding Planner.