artificial selection software

David W. Kramer kramer.8 at OSU.EDU
Thu Aug 13 10:38:09 EST 1998

Have you contacted any of the BioQuest people to ask what new programs they
might have in some stage of development?  You can contact Ethel Stanley at
stanleye at
Good luck!

>Dear Colleagues,
>I'm looking for a software program that allows students to experience the
>effects of selecting for certain plant traits over time.  My idea is to
>simulate local selection of crop characteristics, so students can get a
>more vivid impression of how artificial selection works. Do any of you know
>of something like this?  I have access to BioQuest's Evolve program, which
>might work ok, but it appears to have a more population genetics angle and
>stresses genotypes more than phenotypes.
>Any suggestions are most welcome.
>Kath Archer

Dr. David W. Kramer
Department of Evolution, Ecology,
        and Organismal Biology
Ohio State University at Mansfield
1680 University Drive
Mansfield, OH  44906-1547
(419) 755-4344  FAX:  (419) 755-4367
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