Koichiro Tamura, Daniel Peterson, Nicholas Peterson, Glen Stecher, Masatoshi Nei, and Sudhir Kumar (2011) MEGA5: Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis using Likelihood, Distance, and Parsimony methods. Molecular Biology and Evolution.
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Kumar S, Dudley J, Nei M & Tamura K (2008) MEGA: A biologist-centric software for evolutionary analysis of DNA and protein sequences. Briefings in Bioinformatics 9: 299-306.
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Tamura K, Dudley J, Nei M & Kumar S (2007) MEGA4: Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis (MEGA) software version 4.0. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24: 1596-1599.
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Update News

  • Maximum Likelihood methods
    • Infer Trees
    • Molecular Clock test
    • Find best model/method
  • Integrated Muscle multiple sequence alignment tool
  • MacOSX version released
  • Streamlined Analysis Preferences and Menus
  • Sessions for Sequence and Distance Explorers
  • Calculate Codon by Codon Omega (HyPhy)
  • Tree Creator/Editor
  • Partial Deletion
  • And much more...

Update History

June 24, 2010
MEGA 5 Beta 4 Windows/MacOSX was released.
April, 2010
MEGA5 Beta was released.
June 3nd, 2008
MEGA 4.1 (Beta) was released.
May 1, 2008
MEGA build 4.0.2 was released.
February 27, 2008
MEGA build 4.0.1 was released.
October 25, 2007
Built 4.026 of MEGA 4 was released.
August 21, 2007
Built 4025 of MEGA 4 was released.
July 03, 2007
Built 4024 of MEGA 4 was released.
April 03, 2007
Built 4020 of beta version MEGA 4 was released.
This version will be expired July, 2007.
March 01, 2007
Built 4019 of beta version MEGA 4 was released.
This new release make MEGA read and save Phylip/PAUP format file correctly.
September 05, 2006
MEGA 4 beta version released.

August 15, 2005
MEGA 3.1 released. (bugs fixed)

March 14, 2005
Final version of MEGA 3.0 released.

June, 2004
MEGA3 paper published.
Kumar S, Tamura K & Nei M (2004)
MEGA3: Integrated Software for Molecular Evolutionary Analysis and Sequence Alignment
Briefings in Bioinformatics 5:150-163.

July 14, 2003
MEGA3 beta version released.

December, 2001
MEGA2 paper was published:
Kumar S, Tamura K, Jakobsen IB, & Nei M (2001)
MEGA2: Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis Software.
Bioinformatics Vol. 17, 12:1244-1245

July 23, 2001
MEGA version 2.1 was released.

March 5, 2001
MEGA version 2.0 was released.

December 7, 2000
Build 3 of the beta version of MEGA2 was released.

August 30, 2000
Build 2 of the beta version of MEGA2 was released.

July 1, 2000
Build 1 of the beta version of MEGA2 was released.