MEGA2: Molecular evolutionary genetics analysis software

Sudhir Kumar, Koichiro Tamura, Ingrid B. Jakobsen, Masatoshi Nei

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We have developed a new software package, Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis version 2 (MEGA2), for exploring and analyzing aligned DNA or protein sequences from an evolutionary perspective. MEGA2 vastly extends the capabilities of MEGA version 1 by: (1) facilitating analyses of large datasets; (2) enabling creation and analyses of groups of sequences; (3) enabling specification of domains and genes; (4) expanding the repertoire of statistical methods for molecular evolutionary studies; and (5) adding new modules for visual representation of input data and output results on the Microsoft Windows platform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1244-1245
Number of pages2
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 16 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics

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Kumar, S., Tamura, K., Jakobsen, I. B., & Nei, M. (2002). MEGA2: Molecular evolutionary genetics analysis software. Bioinformatics, 17(12), 1244-1245.