18.104.22.168. Converting data to MEGA format
Before phylogenetic tests can be run on your sequence data file, it must be converted into a format that MEGA can read, the *.meg file format.
- From the ‘File’ menu in MEGA, select ‘Convert File Format to MEGA…’, browse to your alignment file, select ‘FASTA format’ from the ‘Data Format’ pull down menu, then select ‘OK’.
- A window will open asking
for you to specify a name and location for the newly created *.meg file.
The new file will be created and opened under a tab in the same window next to your open FASTA format file.
MEGA will warn you to check
the file for any errors and adjustments to your *.meg file can be made in this
window and saved.
Details about the *.meg format are available in MEGA.