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Population Genetics in R.

Date of this Version



Grunwald, N.J., Z.N. Kamvar, and S.E. Everhart. 2015. Population Genetics in R. Online book:


Copyright © 2015 Niklaus J. Grünwald, Zhian N. Kamvar, and Sydney E. Everhart


This primer provides a concise introduction to conducting applied analyses of population genetic data in R, with a special emphasis on non-model populations including clonal or partially clonal organisms. It provides a valuable resource for tackling the nitty-gritty analysis of populations that do not necessarily conform to textbook genetics and might or might not be in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. While this primer does not require extensive knowledge of programming in R, the user is expected to install R and all packages required for this primer.

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