Equinom has been utilizing the MultiQTL package since 2012 for all its breeding programs. The MutiQTL package are used to compute significant and valuable input data for Equinom’s computational breeding platform. MultiPoint is a powerful tool which provides the user with a comfortable interface for the computation of genetic maps. In validations we made we confirmed that MultiPoint orders SNP markers very closely to their order in physical maps. MultiQTL provides the user with the ability to have a closer look at parameters and variables that are calculated at every step of QTL exploration. It has a wide spectrum of tools to predict the trend of effects and to minimize the environmental effect in multi-environment experiments, which is most relevant for every breeding project. The MutiQTL packages provide an excellent, comprehensive pipeline for the computation of high quality of input raw data for Equinom’s computational breeding. Last but not least, we have an excellent and devoted support from MultiQTL team any time.
Two things impress me about MultiPoint and MultiQTL software packages: The analytical innovations that are always keep them ahead of their competitors, and the opportunities to interact with the data with each step of the analysis. These, together with the excellent support provided by Prof Korol and team, set MultiPoint and MultiQTL apart from any other mapping software. Their value really come into their own when faced with complex analyses or challenging datasets.
Etienne Paux, PhD Genetics, Diversity and Ecophysiology of Cereals INRA Auvergne – Rhône – Alpes 5 chemin de Beaulieu 63000 Clermont-Ferrand cedex 2 France Tel +33 443 76 15 46 Mobile + 33 786 10 15 46 Fax +33 443 76 15 10 firstname.lastname@example.org
Clermont-Ferrand, August 23, 2019
To whom it may concern
With this letter, I would like to express my strong support to Pr. Abraham Korol’s work. Indeed, Pr. Korol has a very innovative approach of biological problems and the solutions he develops to address these questions, and especially bioinformatics tools, have proven to be extremely efficient. In particular, we collaborated in the past on the development of a physical mapping software called LTC. My group brought its expertise in physical mapping and Pr. Korol brought his expertise in statistics, mathematics and informatics. The result is an impressive software that surpasses all the others that have been developed so far and that has been adopted by the wheat community to pave the way for genome sequencing. This software has been successfully used for the construction of several wheat physical maps including chromosomes 3B, 1A, 1B, 5D, 7D… Beside these aspects of genome structure, Pr. Korol is also active the field of recombination and genetic mapping as well as QTL mapping, for which he developed the multiPoint and multiQTL softwares, respectively. In conclusion, I would say that, because he thinks ‘outside the box’, Pr. Korol has been extremely instrumental for the biology/bioinformatics community and I hope that he will continue his work in this field.