QU-GENE is a simulation software to investigate the characteristics of genetic material undergoing repeated cycles of selection and molecular marking. It includes modules for inbred lines and hybrid varieties. It creates a population of genotypes from a genetic model. The model is defined as a specification of the genetic architecture of the trait(s) and how this is influenced by the types of environment that make up the target population of environments.
- diploid populations with multiple alleles per gene ??
- traits influence by multiple genes, di-genic epistasis and GxE
- defines and creates populations of any type (pedigree-derived, inbred, hybrid)
- describes and flowcharts breeding programs
- models the results of inbred and hybrid programs (including MAS, MARS, GS)
- allows selection based on traits, trait indices, markers, marker scores, marker BLUPs
- runs in multi-processor environments
- integrated with APSIM biophysical model of cropping systems
For simulation support on your breeding projects, please contact:
- Scott Chapman: wheat, sorghum, genomic selection
- Mark Dieters: pulses, legumes
- Jiankang Wang: maize, wheat
- Guoyou Ye: rice
From the University of Queensland, Australia