WinPop 2.5: Software for representing population genetics phenomena

  title={WinPop 2.5: Software for representing population genetics phenomena},
  author={Paulo A. S. Nuin},
  journal={Briefings in bioinformatics},
  volume={6 4},
The curriculum for genetics courses is shifting from a classical to a more molecular genetics focus, increasing the importance of subjects such as population genetics. Population genetics is a computational and statistical field that requires a good understanding of the nature of stochastic events. It is a difficult field for biology students with a limited mathematical background and there is a need for visualisation tools to facilitate understanding by the use of practical examples. WinPop… 

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