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Accounting for Linkage Disequilibrium in genome scans for selection without individual genotypes : the local score approach

Boitard, Simon and Fariello Rico, María Inés and Mercier, Sabine and San Cristobal, Magali Accounting for Linkage Disequilibrium in genome scans for selection without individual genotypes : the local score approach. (2017) In: Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 30 May 2017 - 31 May 2017 (Montpellier, France).

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Detecting genomic footprints of selection is an important step in the understanding of evolution. Accounting for linkage disequilibrium in genome scans increases detection power, but haplotype‐based methods require individual genotypes and are not applicable on pool‐sequenced samples. We propose to take advantage of the local score approach to account for linkage disequilibrium in genome scans for selection, cumulating (possibly small) signals from single markers over a genomic segment, to clearly pinpoint a selection signal. Using computer simulations, we demonstrate that this approach detects selection with higher power than several state‐of‐the‐art single‐marker, windowing or haplotype‐based approaches. We illustrate this on two benchmark data sets including individual genotypes, for which we obtain similar results with the local score and one haplotype‐based approach. Finally, we apply the local score approach to Pool‐Seq data obtained from a divergent selection experiment on behaviour in quail and obtain precise and biologically coherent selection signals: while competing methods fail to highlight any clear selection signature, our method detects several regions involving genes known to act on social responsiveness or autistic traits. Although we focus here on the detection of positive selection from multiple population data, the local score approach is general and can be applied to other genome scans for selection or other genomewide analyses such as GWAS.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ProdINRA Id:421079
Audience (conference):National conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:04 May 2018 15:47

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