Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 563–567 | Cite as

3D graphical visualization of the genetic architectures underlying complex traits in multiple environments

  • Hu Cheng-cheng 
  • Ye Xiu-zi 
  • Zhang Yin 
  • Yu Rong-dong 
  • Yang Jian 
  • Zhu Jun 
Article

Abstract

An approach for generating interactive 3D graphical visualization of the genetic architectures of complex traits in multiple environments is described. 3D graphical visualization is utilized for making improvements on traditional plots in quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping analysis. Interactive 3D graphical visualization for abstract expression of QTL, epistasis and their environmental interactions for experimental populations was developed in framework of user-friendly software QTLNetwork (http://ibi.zju.edu.cn/software/qtlnetwork). Novel definition of graphical meta system and computation of virtual coordinates are used to achieve explicit but meaningful visualization. Interactive 3D graphical visualization for QTL analysis provides geneticists and breeders a powerful and easy-to-use tool to analyze and publish their research results.

Key words

Quantitative trait locus (QTL) Visualization 3D graphical Interactive visualization 

CLC number

TP391.41 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hu Cheng-cheng 
    • 1
  • Ye Xiu-zi 
    • 1
  • Zhang Yin 
    • 1
  • Yu Rong-dong 
    • 2
  • Yang Jian 
    • 3
  • Zhu Jun 
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Computer ScienceZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.James D. Watson Institute of Genomic ScienceZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  3. 3.Institute of BioinformaticsZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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