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GONe: Software for estimating effective population size in species with generational overlap

Molecular Ecology Resources

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03057.x

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Abstract

GONe is a user-friendly, Windows-based program for estimating effective size (N e) in populations with overlapping generations. It uses the Jorde-Ryman modification to the temporal method to account for age structure in populations. This method requires estimates of age-specific survival and birth rate and allele frequencies measured in two or more consecutive cohorts. Allele frequencies are acquired by reading in genotypic data from files formatted for either GENEPOP or TEMPOFS. For each interval between consecutive cohorts, N e is estimated at each locus and over all loci. Furthermore, N e estimates are output for three different genetic drift estimators (F s, F c and F k). Confidence intervals are derived from a chi-square distribution with degrees of freedom equal to the number of independent alleles. GONe has been validated over a wide range of N e values, and for scenarios where survival and birth rates differ between sexes, sex ratios are unequal and reproductive variances differ. GONe is freely available for download at. ?? 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
GONe: Software for estimating effective population size in species with generational overlap
Series title:
Molecular Ecology Resources
DOI:
10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03057.x
Volume
12
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Molecular Ecology Resources
First page:
160
Last page:
163
Number of Pages:
4