MADpatterns is a tool to Model and Analyze 1D patterns using the software MATLAB, that was developed in the lab of Prof. Nancy Kleckner at Harvard University http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/kleckner_lab
Download program, unzip the folder, open MATLAB and add the unzipped folder to the file path.
For a detailed user guide and information on the relevance of this program to the study of meiotic recombination events, please read our manuscript currently available on bioRxiv and soon to be available in Methods in Molecular Biology.
A new function has been added to the program to model the effect of a reduced number of active precursors (Parameter Y). For more information on this parameter, please read our new paper:
Wang et al. (2017). Inefficient Crossover Maturation Underlies Elevated Aneuploidy in Human Female Meiosis. Cell; 168: 977 - 989. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2017.02.002
In order to incorporate this new function into the program, the format of the input table for simulating 1D patterns according to the Beam-Film model has been updated. The appropriate format of this table can be found in the updated example input table (simulation_parameters.csv) that is included with the program
To cite the program, please use the following reference:
White M.A., Wang S., Zhang L., and Kleckner N. (2016). Quantitative modeling and automated anlaysis of meiotic recombination. bioRxiv 083808
In addition, each version of the program will be assigned its own DOI via Zenodo. The DOI of the most recent release can be found on the left-hand side of this page.
We hope that MADpatterns will become a useful resource for the meiotic recombination community, and beyond. Users can contribute to the program (e.g. suggest new features) and report issues using the project's GitHub page. MADpatterns.
This program was developed by Martin White in the lab of Prof. Nancy Kleckner with help from Liangran Zhang. A significant fraction of this program is either directly taken or derived from a previous program developed by Liangran Zhang, Nancy Kleckner and John Hutchinson:
Kleckner et al. (2004). A mechanical basis for chromosome function. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA; 101: 12592 - 12597
Zhang et al. (2014). Crossover patterning by the Beam-Film model: analysis and implications. PLoS Genetics; 10: e1004042
Zhang et al. (2014). Topoisomerase II mediates meiotic crossover interference. Nature; 511: 551-556.
This version of the program is available for download here:https://app.box.com/s/hv91q2nrtq0cp9n8iy9m
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