Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New and improved D. melanogaster recombination rate calculator is available

imageAnna-sophie Fiston-Lavier further improved the Recombination Rate Calculator. The previously implemented procedure consistently overestimated recombination rate at telomeres. We now define regions of essentially no recombination near telomeres and set recombination rate there at zero. The exact procedure is described in http://petrov.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/recombination-rates_updateR5.pl. We are grateful to Peter Andolfatto for pointing this problem out.

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  1. Note that the paper describing this calculator has been published! Cite the following if you want to use it:

    Fiston-Lavier*, A.S., Singh*, N.D., Lipatov, M., and D. A. Petrov. Drosophila melanogaster recombination rate calculator. 2010. Gene. doi:10.1016/j.gene.2010.04.015.