MapMaker Tutorial

Plant Breeding and Genomics November 29, 2018 Print Friendly and PDF


Scott Wolfe, The Ohio State University

This tutorial provides users with an introduction to MapMaker genetic mapping software. The tutorial includes instructions of how to download MapMaker software, how to format genotypic data, how to run basic MapMaker commands, and how to display MapMaker output. A sample data set including an Excel file, text file, and output file are also provided.

In the event that the slideshare tutorial does not work, the tutorial is also attached as a pdf at the bottom of the page.

References Cited

  • Lander, E. S., P. Green, J. Abrahamson, A. Barlow, M. J. Daly, S. E. Lincoln, and L. Newburg. 1987. MAPMAKER: an interactive computer package for constructing primary genetic linkage maps of experimental populations. Genomics 1: 174–181. (Available online at: (verified 11 May 2012).

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Funding Statement

Development of this lesson was supported in part by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Solanaceae Coordinated Agricultural Project, agreement 2009-85606-05673, administered by Michigan State University. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the United States Department of Agriculture.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.