An accurate formula to calculate exclusion power of marker sets in parentage assignment
INRA, UMR1313 Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology, Jouy-en-Josas, 78350, France
Ifremer, UMR110 INTREPID, Palavas-les-Flots, 34250, France
Genetics Selection Evolution 2012, 44:36 doi:10.1186/1297-9686-44-36Published: 3 December 2012
In studies on parentage assignment with both parents unknown, the exclusion power of a marker set is generally computed under the hypothesis that the potential families tested are independent and unrelated samples. This tends to produce overly optimistic exclusion power estimates. In this work, we have developed a new formula that gives almost unbiased results at the population level.