GARLIC specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_28724
Alternative name Genomic Autozygosity Regions Likelihood-based Inference and Classification
Software type Application/Script
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Output data A file that includes polymorphism information for flanking sequences, to improve the success rate of SNP assay development.
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages C++
License GNU General Public License version 3.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.1.6
Stability Stable
GNU GSL, FIGTree, zlib
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Zachary Szpiech

Publication for Genomic Autozygosity Regions Likelihood-based Inference and Classification

GARLIC citation


Weighted likelihood inference of genomic autozygosity patterns in dense genotype data

BMC Genomics
PMCID: 5709839
PMID: 29191164
DOI: 10.1186/s12864-017-4312-3

[…] te community adoption of the wLOD ROA inference method as well as classification based on genetic map length via a Gaussian mixture model, we have implemented these approaches in the software GARLIC (Genomic Autozygosity Regions Likelihood-based Inference and Classification) [] that can be downloaded at As a guide, analysis of the 97 individuals in the CEU popula […]

GARLIC institution(s)
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA; Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
GARLIC funding source(s)
Supported by an institutional start-up fund from the University of Manitoba, by the University of Manitoba Graduate Enhancement of Tri-Council Stipends (GETS) program, by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health under award number R01HG007644.

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