Population Genetics

This model simulates how the mechanisms of biological evolution shape emergent evolutionary patterns - how allele frequencies change in a population over time. Patterns in between- and within-population variation are expected to emerge in the simulation in correspondance with the parameter settings, which determine how the mechanisms of evolution (genetic drift, gene flow, mutation, and natural selection) operate.

During a simulation, “students” control populations of fish organisms via a HubNet Client and a “teacher” controls the environment via the HubNet Control Center. Teachers can set up to four alleles at the locus coding for fish color. A fish color phenotype is based on its genotype and the allele relationship parameter settings (i.e. dominant or recessive). The user interface plots show how the allele frequencies within and between populations change over generations.

Version 2.0.0 includes major updates to functionality and visuals: new fish graphics, easier parameter settings for alleles, plots that show within- and between-population variation, and the ability to allow continuous reproduction instead of by manual input only. Compatible with NetLogo 6.1.1.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.comses.net/codebases/6040/releases/2.0.0/