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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Higher Diptera Pests of Livestock and Poultry: Screwworm Flies

Location: Screwworm Research

Title: Analyzing Population Genetics Data: A Comparison of the Software

item Kneeland, Kathleen -
item Skoda, Steven
item Foster, John -

Submitted to: Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: June 11, 2012
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Choosing a software program for analyzing population genetic data can be a challenge without prior knowledge of the methods used by each program. There are numerous web sites listing programs by type of data analyzed, type of analyses performed, or other criteria. Even with programs categorized in this manner, there are many choices for each type of data. In this project, we chose 9 programs, 4 normally used in our laboratory and 5 randomly chosen, to compare methods of analyses and similarity of results. Results were very similar; the slight differences did not alter the final interpretation.

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