Professor, Renewable Resources
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PC users can run POPGENE under Microsoft® Windows 3.11, 95, 98, 2000, ME and NT.
APPLE users can run POPGENE on PowerPc, G3 and G4. However, they must first install a software such as "Virtual PC" or “Soft Windows” . The 16- and 32-bit version of POPGENE would ran effortlessly.
The current version (Version 1.32) is designed specifically for the analysis of co-dominant and dominant markers using haploid and diploid data. POPGENE computes both comprehensive genetic statistics (e.g., allele frequency, gene diversity, genetic distance, G-statistics, F-statistics) and complex genetic statistics (e.g., gene flow, neutrality tests, linkage disequilibria, multi-locus structure). The development of a new version to include the analysis of quantitative genetic variation and covariation and the comparison of marker genes and quantitative genetic variation is in progress. This version has a new graphics interface to produce publication quality dendrogram.The computing modules are limited to a maximum of 1400 populations, 150 groups, 1000 loci and 52 alleles per locus for allelic data, and limited by available Random-Access Memory (RAM) for quantitative data.