SLiM: Simulating Evolution with Selection and Linkage
Philipp W. Messer


SLiM is an efficient forward population genetic simulation designed for studying the effects of linkage and selection on a chromosome-wide scale. The program can incorporate complex scenarios of demography and population substructure, various models for selection and dominance of new mutations, arbitrary gene-structure, and user-defined recombination maps.

  • Received April 11, 2013.
  • Accepted May 20, 2013.