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Downloadeable Programs

MLE-GA Programs

Software for assignment testing and estimation of statistical confidence in individual assignment decisions.  Accompaning Genetic Algorithm software allows users to survey loci for  multi-locus combinations that maximize assignment accuracy. Archival files include MLE and GA programs and users manuals.

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GAFS 1.1

This program is written to assist in search for best loci combination to perform individual assignment in the population of origin. It uses Genetic Algorithm as a main search engine. The download includes the GAFS program, user manual and sample files.

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MLC 1.0

This program is written to assist in assigning individuals into their populations of origin. It implements two classification methods - conventional maximum-likelihood as well as the k-nearest neighbor method with two different distance definitions. Download includes MLC program, user manual and sample files

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Genecap Program

We created GENECAP to assist the wildlife researcher or manager in efficient analysis and formatting of nuclear DNA genotypes for the purpose of population estimation. GENECAP is a Microsoft Excel macro with the primary input of multi-locus genotypes. GENECAP compares each individual multi-locus genotype with all other genotypes within the dataset to determine matching genotypes. One major feature of GENECAP is the ability to include genotypes with missing scores for loci. After matches are determined, GENECAP creates capture histories and calculates match probabilities in a worksheet that can then be used to derive population estimates in such programs as CAPTURE (White et al. 1982) and MARK (White and Burnham 2000). In addition, GENECAP calculates allele frequencies, and probability of identity (PI) values, and reports genotypes that are problematic, and multi-locus genotypes that differ by 1 and 2 alleles.
(last updated 10-31-07)

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