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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MEGA for Mac

  • MacOSX 10.5 (Leopard) and above (with Intel processor) - With the introduction of MEGA5, a MacOSX version has been released. You can download it on the main website.
  • MacOSX 10.4 and below / PPC processor - Users who want to use MEGA on Mac Classic / MacOSX 10.4 or below are encouraged to use a virtual machine to emulate Microsoft Windows. We have found that MEGA performs very well running within Virtual PC version 5 or higher on systems running either OS 9 or OS X. If you are using an Intel-based Mac, then you can also use the Parallels Desktop virtualization system, VmWare Fusion, VirtualBox or Apple's Boot Camp solution.