MEGA7: Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis Version 7.0 for Bigger Datasets

Mol Biol Evol. 2016 Jul;33(7):1870-4. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msw054. Epub 2016 Mar 22.


We present the latest version of the Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis (Mega) software, which contains many sophisticated methods and tools for phylogenomics and phylomedicine. In this major upgrade, Mega has been optimized for use on 64-bit computing systems for analyzing larger datasets. Researchers can now explore and analyze tens of thousands of sequences in Mega The new version also provides an advanced wizard for building timetrees and includes a new functionality to automatically predict gene duplication events in gene family trees. The 64-bit Mega is made available in two interfaces: graphical and command line. The graphical user interface (GUI) is a native Microsoft Windows application that can also be used on Mac OS X. The command line Mega is available as native applications for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. They are intended for use in high-throughput and scripted analysis. Both versions are available from free of charge.

Keywords: evolution.; gene families; software; timetree.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Biological Evolution
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Datasets as Topic
  • Evolution, Molecular*
  • Internet
  • Phylogeny
  • Sequence Alignment / methods*
  • Sequence Analysis / methods*
  • Software
  • User-Computer Interface