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How many chromosomes does your species have? Also, are all chromosomes
diploid for all individuals? The reason assocTestMM wants sex is so that
chromosome 23 (which typically represents the X chromosome in humans) can
be coded correctly for males vs. females. If all of your individuals are
diploid at all chromosomes, then the easiest thing might be to make a fake
sex column in your scanAnnot that says 'F' for everyone.
Let me know if you have further questions.
On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 7:59 PM, naglemi [bioc] <email@example.com>
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> User naglemi <https: support.bioconductor.org="" u="" 16588=""/> wrote Question:
> GENESIS: assocTestMM error for lack of sex chromosome info (not relevant
> for this species) <https: support.bioconductor.org="" p="" 111361=""/>:
> I'm working with a species that does not have sex chromosomes. The only
> part of the workflow in which I see I can note this is while building the
> GRM – by setting the option autosome.only to TRUE. I've looked through R
> documentation for assoctestMM and don't see a way to specify that there are
> no sex chromosomes in this dataset. How can I do this? Thanks for your time.
> Here are relevant lines prior to the line causing the error, showing how I
> specify autosome-only to be TRUE:
> grm <- snpgdsGRM(genofile, sample.id=keep, snp.id=NULL, autosome.only=TRUE, remove.monosnp=TRUE, maf=.05, missing.rate=.05, method="GCTA", num.thread=1L, with.id=TRUE, verbose=TRUE)
> LMMnullmod=fitNullMM(scanData=scanAnnotTRANS,outcome="SW3_TDZ",covMatList=GRM, family=gaussian)
> Here is the line that causes the errror, and the error:
> > assoc <- assocTestMM(genoData = genoData, nullMMobj = LMMnullmod, test = "Wald")
> Error in assocTestMM(genoData = genoData, nullMMobj = LMMnullmod, test = "Wald") :
> Sex values for the samples are required to compute MAF for X chromosome SNPs
> Post tags: GENESIS, assoctestmm, GWAS
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