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Title Nemo
Short Description A forward-time, individual-based, genetically explicit, and stochastic simulation program designed to study the evolution of genetic markers, life history traits, and phenotypic traits in a flexible (meta-)population framework.
Long Description Nemo implements many different life cycles and evolvable traits with a large variety of genetic architectures. Species interaction between a parasite and its host can also be modeled (i.e., Cytoplasmic-Incompatibility inducing endosymbiont: Wolbachia). All this is framed within a flexible metapopulation model that allows for patch-specific carrying capacities, dispersal rates (dispersal matrices), stochastic extinction/harvesting rates, and demographic stochasticity. Populations can be dynamically modified during a simulation, allowing for population bottlenecks, patch fusion/fission, population expansion, etc. Spatially heterogeneous selection on quantitative traits can also be modeled. Nemo's interface is a simple text file containing the simulation parameters. Large batches of simulations can be run from a single parameter file with multiple parameter values. Many complex evolutionary and demographic scenarios can be modeled easily by providing temporally varying parameter values.
Version 2.2.0
Project Started 2006
Last Release 6 years, 10 months ago
Citations Guillaume F, Rougemont J, Nemo: an evolutionary and population genetics programming framework., Bioinformatics, Oct. 15, 2006 [Abstract, cited in PMC ]
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