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genalex 6: genetic analysis in Excel. Population genetic software for teaching and research
Article first published online: 29 SEP 2005
Molecular Ecology Notes
Volume 6, Issue 1, pages 288–295, March 2006
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PEAKALL, R. and SMOUSE, P. E. (2006), genalex 6: genetic analysis in Excel. Population genetic software for teaching and research. Molecular Ecology Notes, 6: 288–295. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2005.01155.x
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- Issue published online: 21 DEC 2005
- Article first published online: 29 SEP 2005
- Received 27 April 2005; revisionaccepted 4 August 2005
- population genetic analysis;
- spatial autocorrelation;
genalex is a user-friendly cross-platform package that runs within Microsoft Excel, enabling population genetic analyses of codominant, haploid and binary data. Allele frequency-based analyses include heterozygosity, F statistics, Nei's genetic distance, population assignment, probabilities of identity and pairwise relatedness. Distance-based calculations include amova, principal coordinates analysis (PCA), Mantel tests, multivariate and 2D spatial autocorrelation and twogener. More than 20 different graphs summarize data and aid exploration. Sequence and genotype data can be imported from automated sequencers, and exported to other software. Initially designed as tool for teaching, genalex 6 now offers features for researchers as well. Documentation and the program are available at http://www.anu.edu.au/BoZo/GenAlEx/