Evolve is a computer program that allows you to experimentally model evolution and to get quick results that are impossible to do in any other way. You may control the starting population size, overall population size, intensity of natural selection, pattern of inheritance, and proportion of migration in a hypothetical population. By experimenting with Evolve you will develop:
The Problem Summary Window allows you to run and stop experiments, and display their results. The display area shows a graph of Allele Frequencies and Heterozygote Frequency vs Time. The data table, which can be enlarged, shows numeric summaries of each generation. Clicking on the "Change Params" button displays a window (shown below) that allows you to enter and modify the parameters that control a trial.
Evolve provides abundant opportunities to practice posing questions about evolution and to try various strategies to answer those questions. It also provides data and graphs that help explore questions as well as help persuade others of the value of your generated hypotheses.
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