MIGRATE-N estimates effective population sizes and historic migration rates between populations using a migration matrix model that includes asymmetric migration rates and different subpopulation sizes (Beerli 2006). Parameters are estimated using maximum likelihood or Bayesian inference. The following types of input data can be analyzed: sequence data, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data, microsatellite data, and electrophoretic data. In addition to estimates of population size and migration rate, output files also include profile likelihood tables, percentiles, likelihood-ratio tests, and simple plots of the log-likelihood surfaces for all populations and all loci.
Online documentation is available for the current official release of MIGRATE-N.
To run MIGRATE-N locally, type the program name at a terminal window prompt: