About the Authors

Ulrike Ober

uober@math.uni-goettingen.de

Affiliation Animal Breeding and Genetics Group, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Julien F. Ayroles

Affiliations Department of Genetics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Eric A. Stone

Affiliation Department of Genetics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Stephen Richards

Affiliation Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Dianhui Zhu

Affiliation Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Richard A. Gibbs

Affiliation Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Christian Stricker

Affiliation agn Genetics GmbH, Davos, Switzerland

Daniel Gianola

Affiliation Department of Animal Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Martin Schlather

Affiliation Institute for Mathematics, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

Trudy F. C. Mackay

Affiliation Department of Genetics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Henner Simianer

Affiliation Animal Breeding and Genetics Group, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HS TFCM MS. Performed the experiments: RAG. Analyzed the data: UO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: UO JFA EAS CS MS TFCM. Wrote the paper: UO HS TFCM DG MS. Sequencing management: SR. DGRP sequencing bioinformatics: DZ. DGRP sequencing PI: RAG.