MOLECULAR EVOLUTIONARY
GENETICS ANALYSIS
Authors: Koichiro Tamura, Glen Stecher, Daniel Peterson, and Sudhir Kumar
Version 6.0.5
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MEGA 6 is provided FREE for use in research and education (see terms below).

To download MEGA version 6.0 beta , please fill in the information requested below about how and where MEGA is used. This is necessary for us to write reports to agencies that provide support for MEGA development. So, please provide answers fully.

This version is for Windows only. It is NOT intended to be used on Mac or LINUX systems, we will optimize it for use on those platforms in the near future.

A brief communication (MEGA6: Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis version 6.0) describing the new features in MEGA6 has been published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution. A PDF of this brief communication can be downloaded here

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Important Notice: By downloading MEGA 6, you are agreeing not to redistribute the MEGA 6 software and associated materials partially or fully in any form.

System Requirements

MEGA is developed for use on Microsoft Windows operating systems, including 95/98, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, and version 7. For using MEGA on other systems please go back to the main page and click on appropriate operating system icon.

Disclaimer

Although utmost care has been taken to ensure the correctness of the software, the software is provided "as is" without any warranty of any kind. In no event shall the authors and their employers be liable for any damages, including but not limited to special, consequential, or other damages. Authors specifically disclaim all other warranties, expressed or implied, including but not limited to the determination of suitability of this product for a specific purpose, use, or application.
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Resources

Book Book Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics (2000)
Introductory book containing many examples for use with MEGA.
Book Book Phylogenetic Trees Made Easy (2011) (2007)
A cookbook for learning phylogenetic analysis using MEGA and other programs.
  MEGA: Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis (1993).
Institute of Molecular Evolutionary Genetics. University Park, PA, USA.
  Building Phylogenetic Trees from Molecular Data with MEGA(2013)
A Paper, which explains how to construct phylogenetic trees using MEGA.
  A Walk Through MEGA
Step-by-step instructions to learn how to use MEGA.
  Useful Publications
MEGA related publications.
  MEGA Team
Research and development team.
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Using MEGA

  NEW! Online Manual NEW!
Reference and documentation.
  MEGA 6 release notes
A list of major changes and new features in the current stable version of MEGA.
  Update History
A comprehensive list of major changes with each software release.
  Report a Bug
Help us improve our software by reporting problems you encounter using MEGA.
  Example Data
The following data files are provided as downloads for reference purposes.
  Suggestion Box
User feedback plays an important role in the development of MEGA.
  FAQ
Frequently asked questions.
  Known Issues
Known issues which exist in MEGA.
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MEGA 4 Downloads:
MEGA 3 Downloads: 106,285
MEGA 2 Downloads: 69,828
MEGA 1 Downloads: 2,929
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Citing MEGA in a Publication

Citation for MEGA 6:
Tamura K, Stecher G, Peterson D, Filipski A, and Kumar S (2013) MEGA6: Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis Version 6.0. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30: 2725-2729.
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Citation for MEGA-CC:
Kumar S, Stecher G, Peterson D, and Tamura K (2012) MEGA-CC: Computing Core of Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis Program for Automated and Iterative Data Analysis. Bioinformatics 28:2685-2686.
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Citation for MEGA 5:
Tamura K, Peterson D, Peterson N, Stecher G, Nei M, and Kumar S (2011) MEGA5: Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis using Maximum Likelihood, Evolutionary Distance, and Maximum Parsimony Methods. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28: 2731-2739.
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Citation for MEGA 4:
Tamura K, Dudley J, Nei M and Kumar S (2007) MEGA4: Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis (MEGA) software version 4.0. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24: 1596-1599.
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Citation for MEGA 3:
Kumar S, Tamura K, Nei M (2004) MEGA3: Integrated Software for Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis and Sequence Alignment. Briefings in Bioinformatics 5:150-163.
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Citation for MEGA 2:
Kumar S, Tamura K, Jakobsen IB, Nei M (2001) MEGA2: Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis Software. Bioinformatics 17:1244-1245.
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Citation for MEGA 1:
Kumar S, Tamura K, Nei M. (1994) MEGA: Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis Software for Microcomputers. Computer Applications in Biosciences 10:189-191.
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