GSR: Simulator - SelSim

Basic Package Attributes
Title SelSim
Short Description population genetic simulation (Not SelSim from Spencer & Coop 2004, which is currently unavailable)
Long Description With selsim, an evolving population of sequences is simulated according to a haploid Wright-Fisher model with discrete generations. This uses a Jukes-Cantor mutation model with a specified mutation rate. In each subsequent generation, the population is reconstituted by sampling sequences with replacement proportional to their frequency multiplied by their fitness. Mutations can be advantageous or deleterious and affect fitness in a multiplicative fashion (additive on a log-scale). Sequences are sampled at random time points after a period of burn-in.
Version 2.1
Last Release 2 years, 5 months ago
Citations Bedford T, Cobey S, Pascual M, Strength and tempo of selection revealed in viral gene genealogies., BMC Evol Biol, 07-25-2011 [ Abstract, cited in PMC ]
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Detailed Attributes
Attribute CategoryAttribute
Type of Simulated DataHaploid DNA Sequence,
VariationsSingle Nucleotide Variation,
Simulation MethodStandard Coalescent,
Data Type
File format
Data TypeGenotype or Sequence, Phenotypic Trait,
Sequencing Reads
File FormatOther,
Sample TypeRandom or Independent,
Trait Type
Evolutionary Features
Population Size ChangesConstant Size,
Gene FlowContinent-Island Models,
Life Cycle
Mating SystemRandom Mating,
Natural Selection
ModelsDirectional Selection, Balancing Selection,
RecombinationUniform, Varying Recombination Rates,
Mutation ModelsStepwise Mutation Model,
Events Allowed
Tested PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X, Linux and Unix, Solaris,
LanguageC or C++,
LicenseGNU Public License,
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