MrBayes 3: Bayesian phylogenetic inference under mixed models

Bioinformatics. 2003 Aug 12;19(12):1572-4. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btg180.


MrBayes 3 performs Bayesian phylogenetic analysis combining information from different data partitions or subsets evolving under different stochastic evolutionary models. This allows the user to analyze heterogeneous data sets consisting of different data types-e.g. morphological, nucleotide, and protein-and to explore a wide variety of structured models mixing partition-unique and shared parameters. The program employs MPI to parallelize Metropolis coupling on Macintosh or UNIX clusters.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Bayes Theorem
  • Evolution, Molecular*
  • Gene Expression Profiling / methods*
  • Models, Genetic*
  • Models, Statistical*
  • Phylogeny*
  • Sequence Alignment / methods*
  • Sequence Homology
  • Software
  • Stochastic Processes