SAMOVA (Spatial Analysis of MOlecular VAriance) implements an approach to define groups of populations that are geographically homogeneous and maximally differentiated from each other. As a by-product, it also leads to the identification of genetic barriers between these groups. The method is based on a simulated annealing procedure that aims at maximizing the proportion of total genetic variance due to differences between groups of populations
Computational and Molecular Population Genetics Lab, University of Bern
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Dupanloup, I, S. Schneider, L. Excoffier (2002)
A simulated annealing approach to define the genetic structure of populations.
Molecular Ecology 11: 2571-81.