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pcrcoal: an R package for coalescent simulations of PCR

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pcrcoal is an R package implementing the coalescent approach to PCR simulation developed by Weiss and von Haeseler (NAR, 1997). The package reports the simulated genealogies as phylo objects compatible with the ape package. The reported branch lengths are equal to the number of the replications in the respective lineage.

More information is available in the package reference manual.

References

Weiss, G, von Haeseler, A (1997) A coalescent approach to the polymerase chain reaction. NAR 25(15): 3082-3087 http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/25.15.3082

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The released packages are available under the GNU General Public Licence version 3 (see www.gnu.org for further information) from the download page and CRAN.

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