GSR: Simulator - kernalPop

Basic Package Attributes
Title kernalPop
Short Description A spatially explicit population genetic simulation engine
Long Description Individual-based, spatially explicit models provide a mechanism to understand distributions of individuals on the landscape; however, few models have been coupled with population genetics. The primary benefits of such a combination is to assess performance of populationgenetic estimators in realistic situations. KERNELPOP represents a flexible framework to implement almost any arbitrary population-genetic and demographic model in a spatially explicit context using a variety of dispersal kernels. Estimates of type I error associated with genome scans in metapopulations are provided as an illustration of this software’s utility
Project Started 2007
Last Release 10 years, 8 months ago
Citations Strand AE, Niehaus JM, kernelpop, a spatially explicit population genetic simulation engine, Molecular Ecology Notes, 06-02-2007 [ Abstract ]
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Detailed Attributes
Attribute CategoryAttribute
Type of Simulated DataGenotype at Genetic Markers,
VariationsBiallelic Marker,
Simulation MethodForward-time,
Data Type
File formatArlequin, Genepop, MIGRATE,
Data TypeGenotype or Sequence, Demographic,
Sequencing Reads
File FormatArlequin, Genepop,
Sample Type
Trait Type
Evolutionary Features
Population Size ChangesCarrying Capacity,
Gene Flow
Life CycleUser-Defined transition matrices,
Mating SystemRandom Mating, Age- or Stage-Specific,
FecundityInfluenced by Environment,
Natural Selection
Mutation ModelsStepwise Mutation Model, Heterogeneity among Sites,
Events AllowedVarying Demographic Features, Change of Mating Systems,
InterfaceCommand-line, Script-based,
Tested PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X, Linux and Unix,
LicenseGNU Public License,
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