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EASYPOP specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_06847
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data Some parameters of the simulation.
Output data Four files including genotypes after a number of generations.
Operating system Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages C
Computer skills Advanced
Version 2.0.1
Stability Stable
Maintained No


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gesp: A computer program for modelling genetic effective population size, inbreeding and divergence in substructured populations

Mol Ecol Resour
PMCID: 5724513
PMID: 28339169
DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12673

[…] redictions of N e from demographic parameters by an exact algorithm. Examples of category 1 software include simulation programs popsim (Hampe, Wienker, Schreiber, & Nürnberg, ), vortex (Lacey, ) and easypop (Balloux, ). tempofs (Jorde & Ryman, ), ldne (Waples & Do, ), onesamp (Tallmon, Koyuk, Luikart, & Beaumont, ), gone (Coombs, Letcher, & Nislow, ) and neestimator (Do et al., ) represent the se […]


Determining causes of genetic isolation in a large carnivore (Ursus americanus) population to direct contemporary conservation measures

PLoS One
PMCID: 5325280
PMID: 28235066
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172319
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[…] s of Scenario 3 combined to each of the 16 situations of Scenario 4 –).Simulations were performed via the high-performance computer clusters offered on SHARCNET (www.sharcnet.ca). We used the program EASYPOP [] to create the simulated populations for scenarios 1, 2 and 4 (). We used BottleSim [] to create the simulated populations for Scenario 3 (). For all of our simulations (n = 289), we used 10 […]


Highly Connected Populations and Temporal Stability in Allelic Frequencies of a Harvested Crab from the Southern Pacific Coast

PLoS One
PMCID: 5096711
PMID: 27814382
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166029
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[…] circulation and upwelling processes []. Thus, this simulation tested for an effect of a reduction in population sizes and migration rates among sampling sites. The simulated datasets were built using EASYPOP 2.0.1 software [] considering the following conditions: diploid organism, two sexes, random mating system, 6 sampling sites, equal number females and males in each generation, island migration […]


Temporal sampling helps unravel the genetic structure of naturally occurring populations of a phytoparasitic nematode. 2. Separating the relative effects of gene flow and genetic drift

Evol Appl
PMCID: 4999530
PMID: 27606008
DOI: 10.1111/eva.12401
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[…] y generate in our analyses by simulating datasets that mirror our empirical population genetic data. To do so, we simulated a grid of 9 × 9 (81) populations with balanced sex ratio using the software EasyPop version 2.0.1 (Balloux, ). This grid is a very simplified representation of the spatial structure of nematode populations, but we chose to use it because (i) we did not sample all sea beets wi […]


Disentangle the Causes of the Road Barrier Effect in Small Mammals through Genetic Patterns

PLoS One
PMCID: 4792435
PMID: 26978779
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151500
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[…] t generation 500. One thousand replicates were computed for each of the five tested between-roadside migration rate values. Simulations were performed in a model written in NetLogo 5.3 [] that mimics EASYPOP [] capabilities and options, but allows more flexibility in parameter settings and output (code available in ). For each migration rate scenario, we calculated the values of FST, G”ST, DEST an […]


Very Low Population Structure in a Highly Mobile and Wide Ranging Endangered Bird Species

PLoS One
PMCID: 4674126
PMID: 26649426
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143746
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[…] To determine the power of the data to detect patterns of differentiation, simulations were conducted using EASYPOP 2.0.1 to model habitat fragmentation isolating the species into two demes for varying numbers of generations and effective population sizes []. Simulations were performed with varying levels o […]


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EASYPOP institution(s)
Institute of Zoology, University of Bern, Hinterkappelen-Bern, Switzerland

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