Summary: Sequencing pooled DNA samples (Pool-Seq) is the most cost-effective approach for the genome-wide comparison of population samples. Here, we introduce PoPoolation2, the first software tool specifically designed for the comparison of populations with Pool-Seq data. PoPoolation2 implements a range of commonly used measures of differentiation (F(ST), Fisher's exact test and Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test) that can be applied on different scales (windows, genes, exons, SNPs). The result may be visualized with the widely used Integrated Genomics Viewer.
Availability and implementation: PoPoolation2 is implemented in Perl and R. It is freely available on http://code.google.com/p/popoolation2/
Supplementary information: Manual: http://code.google.com/p/popoolation2/wiki/Manual Test data and tutorial: http://code.google.com/p/popoolation2/wiki/Tutorial Validation: http://code.google.com/p/popoolation2/wiki/Validation.