Mendel's Accountant (MENDEL) is an advanced numerical simulation program for modeling genetic change over time and was developed collaboratively by Sanford, Baumgardner, Brewer, Gibson and ReMine Long Description (required) MENDEL is a genetic accounting program that allows realistic numerical simulation of the mutation/selection process over time. MENDEL is applicable to either haploid or diploid organisms, having either sexual or clonal reproduction. Each mutation that enters the simulated population is tracked from generation to generation to the end of the experiment - or until that mutation is lost either as a result of selection or random drift. Using a standard personal computer, the MENDEL program can be used to generate and track millions of mutations within a single population.
MENDEL's input variables include such things as mutation rate, distribution specifications for mutation effects, extent of dominance, mating characteristics, selection method, average fertility, heritability, non-scaling noise, linkage block properties, chromosome number, genome size, population size, population sub-structure, and number of generations.
The MENDEL program outputs, both in tabular and graphic form, provide several types of data including: deleterious and beneficial mutation counts per individual, mean individual fitness as a function of generation count, distribution of mutation effects, and allele frequencies.
MENDEL provides biologists with a new tool for research and teaching, and allows for the modeling of complex biological scenarios that would have previously been impossible. http://mendelsaccount.sourceforge.net/ None Step 1: Use the attribute tree to add new attributes or remove pre-selected attributes to describe the simulator. Every sub-attribute is selected Not all sub-attributes are selected Fill Clear Expand Collapse Reset Summary of Proposed Changes Step 2: Review list of proposed attribute addition(s) and subtraction(s). Can't Find the Attribute You Are Looking For?
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Mendel's Accountant: a biologically realistic forward-time population genetics program Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience,
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