Analysis of Molecular Variance (AMOVA)

Since I wasn't in lecture last week, we'll start by dealing with any questions remaining from last week's lecture. Then we'll dive into understanding how we can use information from molecular data, especially molecular sequence data, to provide insights into population history and demography. We'll start by describing an approach very similar to Wright's F-statistics. If we have time, we'll start a discussion of coalescent approaches to phylogeography that provide substantially more insight.

Project #5

Project #5 PDF

Online notes

Analysis of Molecular Variance (AMOVA) (HTML) (PDF)

Associated readings

González-Martinez, S. C., E. Ersoz, G. R. Brown, N. C. Wheeler, and D. B. Neale. 2006. DNA sequence variation and selection of tag single-nucleotide polymorphisms at candidate genes for drought-stress response in Pinus taeda L. Genetics 172:1915-1926. link

Return to lecture schedule