MEGA2

Record added by Jurg Ott (the original Rockefeller list)

Full Name

a Manipulation Environment for Genetic Analyses

Version

3.0 R9 (July 2006)

Description

Mega2 uses as input a trio of files: 1) a LINKAGE-format locus file modified to contain locus name information; 2) a LINKAGE-format pedigree file; and 3) a map file. Mega2 then takes this trio of input files and, via a menu-driven interface, transforms them into various other file formats, thus greatly facilitating a variety of different analyses. In addition, for many of these options, it also sets up a C-shell script that then can automatically run these analyses (if you are using Mega2 in a Unix environment that supports C-shell scripts).

Author

  • Nandita Mukhopadhyay

  • Lee Almasy

  • Mark Schroeder

  • William P. Mulvihill

  • Daniel E Weeks

URL

http://watson.hgen.pitt.edu/register/

Language

C

OS

UNIX (Solaris, Silicon Graphics, OSF1, MacOS X), Linux, MS-Windows, MacOS(X)

EXE

mega2

Reference

  • Mukhopadhyay N, Almasy L, Schroeder M, Mulvihill WP, Weeks DE (1999), “Mega2, a data-handling program for facilitating genetic linkage and association analyses” (abstract), American Journal of Human Genetics, 65:A436

  • Mukhopadhyay, Almasy, Schroeder, Mulvihill, Weeks (2005), “Mega2: data-handling for facilitating genetic linkage and association analyses”, Bioinformatics, 21(10):2556-2557.

  • online documentation: http://watson.hgen.pitt.edu/docs/mega2_html/mega2.html

  • FAQ-O-MATIC: http://watson.hgen.pitt.edu/fom-serve/cache/2.html