AlphaMate is software package for optimising selection, maintenance of diversity, and mate allocation in breeding programs. A range of breeding programs can be optimised with AlphaMate (animal, crop, tree, fish, ...). A short description is given in Gorjanc and Hickey (2018), while a detailed description is given in the manual. All information on the desired targets, mating constraints, and optimisation controls is specified in a single parameter file.
module spider alphamate to find out what environment modules are available for this application.
- HPC_ALPHAMATE_DIR - installation directory
- HPC_ALPHAMATE_BIN - executable directory
This software only runs on Intel CPU's, make sure to request a partition with Intel hardware.
If you publish research that uses AlphaMate you have to cite it as follows:
Gorjanc, G, Hickey, JM (2018) AlphaMate: a program for optimising selection, maintenance of diversity, and mate allocation in breeding programs. Bioinformatics bty375; doi:, https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/bty375.