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Web PopGen

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A Hardy-Weinberg based population genetics simulator. This program assumes a single gene and two alleles. Simulation of allele frequency changes similar to Felsenstein's Simul8 or PopG. Simulates changes in allele frequency based on violations of assumptions of Hardy Weinberg. User may vary starting allele frequency, population size, genotypic fitness, mutation and migration rates and bottleneck population size. Allele frequencies for p and q are graphed for up to 5 populations. When a... More
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Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: March 19, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 02, 2016
Submitter: Bob Sheehy


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, Graduate School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Flash 5 or greater
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessibility Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Topher Gee
8 years ago

Topher Gee (Faculty)

Hardy-Weinberg simulator. With one population, both allele and genotype frequencies are plotted. Up to five populations may be simulated simultaneously. When more than one population is simulated, the graphs show the p or q frequencies. This should be drawn to students' attention to avoid confusion. I've used this in a second semester majors' lab course in conjunction with other Hardy-Weinberg lab activities. Both students and TAs spoke favorably of it. I will continue to use it.

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Controls are not entirely intuitive. Help option provides explanations at a sophisticated level. Requires Flash 5.0 or higher.
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