USFWS
Genetic Monitoring for Managers
Alaska

 

Analysis Tools and Guidance

The following pages provide some details on selecting a lab and estimating lab costs, plus examples of some of the more popular software packages for exploring and analyzing your data.

As with genetic methods themselves, the tools used to analyze genetic data (e.g., mark-recapture software) change frequently. These pages are simply to provide examples of the range of tools available and to provide some insights into working with a genetics lab.

Selecting a lab/geneticist

Estimating lab costs

• Genetic data analysis tools:

DNA (e.g., population structure)

Statistical packages (e.g., mark-recapture)

Data file conversion tools