Mesquite

1.0 08 Oct 2003

Software for evolutionary biology studies.

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Developer website: Wayne and David Maddison

Mesquite is software for evolutionary biology, designed to help biologists 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.

Analyses include:

  • Reconstruction of ancestral states (parsimony, likelihood)
  • Tests of process of character evolution, including correlation
  • Simulation of character evolution (categorical, DNA, continuous)
  • Parametric bootstrapping (integration with programs such as PAUP* and NONA)
  • Morphometrics (PCA, CVA, geometric morphometrics)
  • Coalescence (simulations, other calculations)
  • Tree comparisons and simulations (tree similarity, Markov speciation models)

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.1 or later

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Downloads
2,945
Version Downloads
1,839
Type
Education / Science
License
Free
Date
08 Oct 2003
Platform
OS Classic / OS X / PPC 32
Price
Free