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Volume 9   Issue 2   Year 2014
An Individual-Based Model to Simulate Genetic Processes in Populations of Species Inhabiting One-Dimensional Area

Bukin Yu.S., Gorbylev A.L.

National research Irkutsk State Technical University, Irkutsk, 664074, Russia
Limnological Institute, SB RAS, Irkutsk, 664033, Russia

Abstract. In this paper an individual-based model describing the genetic processes in population of species with one-dimensional (belt shaped) area of spreading is proposed. In the process of modelling  the following factors are considered: the initial distribution of organisms in area; mobility of individuals; density of distribution of resources in the area; probability of nucleotide substitution in  mitochondrial and nuclear genetic markers; duration of the simulation process in generation units. The model is developed to "play" different scenarios of formation of the genetic diversity. DNA sequences obtained by using the simulation  can be compared with ones from samples of natural populations of organisms in order to verify various hypotheses of formation of genetic diversity. The open source software  can be found at URL
Table of Contents Original Article
Math. Biol. Bioinf.
doi: 10.17537/2014.9.438
published in Russian

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