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A growing collection of tools used in evolutionary research. From analytical methods over helpful code and webservices to ready-to-use programs.

There is an incredibly wide variety of tools that are helpful for evolutionary research, so it is almost impossible to maintain a good overview. Nevertheless it is handy to have some frequently used links listed here. If you want your favourite tool to be listed, let us know.

DNA Sequence Analysis

  • DNAsp: "'DNA Sequence Polymorphism' is a software package for the analysis of nucleotide polymorphism from aligned DNA sequence data."
  • MEGA: "'Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis' is an integrated tool for automatic and manual sequence alignment, inferring phylogenetic trees, mining web-based databases, estimating rates of molecular evolution, and testing evolutionary hypotheses."
  • Arlequin3: An integrated software for population genetics data analysis that includes various intra-population and inter-population methods (several neutrality tests,  mismatch distributions, Fst and many other statistics).

Coalescent simulations

  • SimCoal2: "A coalescent program for the simulation of complex recombination patterns over large genomic regions under various demographic models." Very userfriendly. Provides output in Arlequin format.
  • CoaSim: "CoaSim is a tool for simulating the coalescent process with recombination and geneconversion under various demographic models." Very flexible if you are willing to program in various languages.

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