Submitted to: World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: June 1, 2010
Publication Date: August 1, 2010
Citation: Daetwyler, H.D., Wiggans, G.R., Hayes, B.J., Woolliams, J.A., Goddard, M.E. 2010. Imputation of Missing Genotypes From Sparse to High Density Using Long-Range Phasing. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. Proc. 9th World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod., Leipzig, Germany, Aug. 1–6, abstr. p. 117.
Related individuals in a population share long chromosome segments which trace to a common ancestor. We describe a long-range phasing algorithm that makes use of this property to phase whole chromosomes and simultaneously impute a large number of missing
markers. We test our method by imputing markers in sparsely genotyped individuals with many missing genotypes. Futhermore, we investigate the reduction in accuracy of genomic evaluation with imperfectly imputed and sparse data. We show that imputation of missing genotypes from sparse to high density is feasible. Our results demonstrate that the reduction in genomic evaluation accuracy from imperfectly imputed marker data is moderate when
compared to accuracy from full density.