PedigreeSim is software that generates simulated genetic marker data of individuals in pedigreed populations. A population can consist of either diploid or tetraploid individuals. PedigreeSim can simulate meioses with or without chiasma interference, and in tetraploids it can simulate meioses with two bivalents or one quadrivalent per set of hom(oe)ologous chromosomes. Also varying probabilities of preferential versus random pairing of chromosomes can be simulated, allowing to simulate amphidiploids as well as autotetraploids and intermediate forms.
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Voorrips RE, Maliepaard CA (2012)
The simulation of meiosis in diploid and tetraploid organisms using various genetic models.
BMC Bioinformatics. 2012 Sep 26;13:248.