CRI-MAP‘s purpose is to allow rapid, largely automated construction of multilocus linkage maps (and facilitate the attendant tasks of assessing support relative to alternative locus orders, generating LOD tables, and detecting data errors). Although originally designed to handle codominant loci (e.g. RFLPs) scored on pedigrees “without missing individuals”, such as CEPH or nuclear families, it can now (with some caveats described below) be used on general pedigrees, and some disease loci.
COLONY is a Fortran program that implements a maximum likelihood method to assign sibship and parentage jointly, using individual multilocus genotypes at a number of codominant or dominant marker loci.
ClonalFrame is a computer package for the inference of bacterial microevolution using multilocus sequence data.In a nutshell, ClonalFrame identifies the clonal relationships between the members of a sample, while also estimating the chromosomal position of homologous recombination events that have disrupted the clonal inheritance.ClonalFrame can be applied to any kind of sequence data, from a single fragment of DNA to whole genomes. It is well suited for the analysis of MLST data, where 7 gene fragments have been sequenced, but becomes progressively more powerful as the sequenced regions increase in length and number up to whole genomes. However, it requires the sequences to be aligned. If you have genomic data that is not aligned, we recommend using Mauve which produces alignment of whole bacterial genomes in exactly the format required for analysis with ClonalFrame.
ClonalFrameML is a software package that performs efficient inference of recombination in bacterial genomes.