B. Parreira and M. Trussart contributed equally to this work.
SPAms: A user-friendly software to simulate population genetics data under complex demographic models
Article first published online: 22 JAN 2009
© 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Molecular Ecology Resources
Volume 9, Issue 3, pages 749–753, May 2009
How to Cite
PARREIRA, B., TRUSSART, M., SOUSA, V., HUDSON, R. and CHIKHI, L. (2009), SPAms: A user-friendly software to simulate population genetics data under complex demographic models. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9: 749–753. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02533.x
- Issue published online: 20 APR 2009
- Article first published online: 22 JAN 2009
- Received 3 September 2008; revision accepted 29 November 2008
- demographic history;
- data analysis;
- Population genetics;
Patterns of genetic diversity can be used to reconstruct populations demographic history. Thus, it is crucial to understand the statistical properties of data sets generated under different scenarios. SPAms is a graphical application that allows the simulation of data under a set of demographic models of increasing complexity: (i) population size change (ii) admixture and (iii) population structure (n-island or stepping stone model). SPAms generates data under the infinite site and the stepwise mutation models and computes a set of commonly used statistics. It should thus be a useful tool for both research and teaching purposes.