RABLE Links for Web PopGen Lab

Useful Links

1) Web PopGen (http://www.radford.edu/~rsheehy/Gen_flash/popgen) is a population genetics simulation program. We will be using this as our primary simulation program.

2) Web PopGen Beta (http://www.radford.edu/~rsheehy/Gen_flash/popgen2): Same as above but added features and not validated. May contain a few bugs.

3) ABLE Workshop paper:

Sheehy, R. 2015. Exploration and hypothesis testing os population genetics principles through computer simulations. Article16 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 36 (K. McMahon, Editor). Proceedings of the 36th Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE),

4) Genetics Lab Handout - Natural Selection [MS Word, PDF]

5) Genetics Lab Handout - Genetic Drift [MS Word, PDF]

6) Allele & Genotype Frequency Calculations (http://www.radford.edu/~rsheehy/Gen_flash/Hardy_weinberg/allele_freq_Calculation_Pop.html) A practice sheet for calculating allele and genotype frequencies assuming that the populations are in Hardy-Weinberg proportions.

7) Mutation Equilibria (http://www.radford.edu/~rsheehy/Gen_flash/Mutation/mutation.html) A simple model of mutation.

8) Calculation of Fitness and Selection Coefficient (http://www.radford.edu/~rsheehy/GraphingDemo/fitness1.html).

9) EvolGenius - (http://www.radford.edu/~rsheehy/Gen_flash/EvolGenius/) is a Java based computer program that simulates microevolutionary change within a single population. It is base on an earlier version written in C++ by Rich Kliman. The program follows the evolution of two genes, Alpha (A) and Beta (B).

10) Population Genetics Equations: - a breif review of the math behind the population genetics we have covered.

Shared Data

Drift Data Spreadsheet - Class data sheet on the effects of population size, allele frequency and fixation rate.

Ideas for independent investigations - What types of questions could students ask individually or as a group using Hardy-Weinberg simulations?