Selection 3.2 – Demonstrate Simple Population Genetic Effects of Selection

Selection 3.2


Selection is a simulation program which demonstrates simple population genetic effects of selection, mutation, migration and drift in a single-locus, two-allele model. The program offers both an analytic and a stochastic model with full user control of the simulation parameters and a variety of options in the onscreen display. Students can control the relative fitnesses of the two alleles, mutation and migration rates, as well as population size. The display can be set to overlay multiple simulation runs, and the scale can be altered to view different parts of a given simulation run in greater detail.



The Queller/Strassmann Research Group at Washington University in St. Louis



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