ForSim

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Title ForSim
Short Description ForSim: A Forward Evolutionary Computer Simulation
Long Description ForSim is a forward evolutionary simulation system designed to be highly flexible for application to a wide variety of both applied health and life science questions as well as issues in theoretical evolutionary biology. It attempts to simulate in the most natural way the evolutionary process that generates the genetic architecture that underlies present-day traits, and related phenomena such as mate choice, migration bias, population substructure, and interactions with the environment. These phenomena are related to the way natural selection affects underlying genetic variation, molding the trait’s genetic architecture. Variation over the short evolutionary scale, within species or among closely related species, is generally built upon a phylogenetically stable underlying causal genetic architecture upon which mutation, selection, and demographic effects are laid to generate subsequent variation within and among populations.
Version Continually revised
Project Started 2008
Last Release 11 years, 9 months ago
Homepagehttp://anth.la.psu.edu/research/weiss-lab/research/research
Citations Lambert BW, Terwilliger JD, Weiss KM, ForSim: a tool for exploring the genetic architecture of complex traits with controlled truth., Bioinformatics, Aug. 15, 2008 [Abstract, cited in PMC ]
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