YHap: software for probabilistic assignment of Y haplogroups from population re-sequencing data
Fan Zhang, Ruoyan Chen, Dongbing Liu, Xiaotian Yao, Guoqing Li, Yabin Jin, Chang Yu, Yingrui Li, Lachlan Coin
(Submitted on 11 Apr 2013)
Y haplogroup analyses are an important component of genealogical reconstruction, population genetic analyses, medical genetics and forensics. These fields are increasingly moving towards use of low-coverage, high throughput sequencing. However, there is as yet no software available for using sequence data to assign Y haplogroup groups probabilistically, such that the posterior probability of assignment fully reflects the information present in the data, and borrows information across all samples sequenced from a population. YHap addresses this problem.