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Mesquite: A modular system for evolutionary analysis

Current release version: 3.81 [download]

If you have a previous version, please update because of bug fixes and new features.

Mesquite is modular, extendible software for evolutionary biology, designed to help biologists organize and analyze comparative data about organisms. Its emphasis is on phylogenetic analysis, but some of its modules concern population genetics, while others do non-phylogenetic multivariate analysis. Because it is modular, the analyses available depend on the modules installed.

Note: if you are running on Windows, and the text of menus and other elements is too small, then see the Bugs and Troubleshooting page for information about a fix.

Note: The problems with starting Mesquite under MacOS X 10.15 (Catalina) have been fixed (see the Installation) page. In addition, the problems opening up the MacOS X .dmg file under older versions of the MacOS have also been fixed.

Use the menus at left to explore. Some good starting points are: