QMSim specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_15331
Name QMSim
Software type Package/Module
Interface Graphical user interface
Restrictions to use Academic or non-commercial use
Input data A parameter file, in which various parameters for the simulation are specified.
Output data Pedigree information, population structure, phenotypes, true genetic values, crossover positions, LD statistics, linkage map, phased genotypes and allele frequencies and effects.
Output format TXT
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages C++
Computer skills Medium
Version 1.10
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes



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  • person_outline Mehdi Sargolzaei <>

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QMSim citation

PMCID: 3337470

[…] simulation of sequence data for large pedigrees possible. other genome simulation packages are publically available, such as fregene (chadeau-hyam et al. 2008), haplosim (coster et al. 2010), and qmsim (sargolzaei and schenkel 2009). however, given that these packages are based on gene dropping approaches they are less computationally efficient in comparison with the combination of coalescent […]

QMSim institution(s)
Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
QMSim funding source(s)
Supported by L’Alliance Boviteq Inc. (SEMEX Alliance, Canada); Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (Collaborative Research and Development grant); Ontario Centre for Agriculture Genomics (Challenge Fund).

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