There are a number of computer programs for analysing genetic data scored from the gels. Each program has somewhat different capabilities; no one being totally comprehensive.
At the Institute of Forest Genetics allozyme data is analysed using the BIOSYS-1 program developed by Swofford and Selander at University of Illinois in 1981; and with other analytical programs.
Genetic analysis programs are available from the Internet:
The programs calculate various parameters including:
allele frequencies: Proportions of the different alleles heterozygousities: Quantifying variation within a popln. Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium: Randomness of mating test chi squares: Test significance of differences F statistics: Differentiation of populations genetic identity/distance: Similarity of populations clustering algorithms: Similarity dendrogram of populations and others...
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