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Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis

Software suite for analyzing DNA and protein sequence data from species and populations.

Environment Modules

Run module spider mega to find out what environment modules are available for this application.

System Variables

  • HPC_MEGA_DIR - installation directory
  • HPC_MEGA_BIN - executable directory
  • HPC_MEGA_DOC - documentation directory
  • HPC_MEGA_EXE - examples directory

Additional Information

Starting with MEGA7-7.0.25 MEGA requires X11, even for command line execution. To execute it in headless environment on HiPerGator use Xvfb by placing the following code, which fakes a display, into your job script above the mega call:

Xvfb :${DISPLAY_ID} -screen 0 1024x768x16 &


If you publish research that uses mega you have to cite it as follows:

Citation for MEGA 7

MEGA7: Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis Version 7.0 for bigger datasets. Kumar S, Stecher G, and Tamura K (2016) Molecular Biology and Evolution 33(7):1870-1874.