Api-calc 1.0: a computer program for calculating the average probability of identity allowing for substructure, inbreeding and the presence of close relatives

K.L. Ayres, Andrew Overall

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Abstract

Individual identification via DNA profiling is important in molecular ecology, particularly in the case of noninvasive sampling. A key quantity in determining the number of loci required is the probability of identity (PIave), the probability of observing two copies of any profile in the population. Previously this has been calculated assuming no inbreeding or population structure. Here we introduce formulae that account for these factors, whilst also accounting for relatedness structure in the population. These formulae are implemented in api-calc 1.0, which calculates PIave for either a specified value, or a range of values, for FIS and FST.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-318
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004

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Apus
inbreeding
population structure
DNA fingerprinting
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loci
sampling

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The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com

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In: Molecular Ecology Notes, Vol. 4, No. 2, 06.2004, p. 315-318.

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