The Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis (Mega) software implements many analytical
methods and tools for phylogenomics and phylomedicine. Here, we report a transformation
of Mega to enable cross-platform use on Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems.
Mega X does not require virtualization or emulation software and provides a uniform
user experience across platforms. Mega X has additionally been upgraded to use multiple
computing cores for many molecular evolutionary analyses. Mega X is available in two
interfaces (graphical and command line) and can be downloaded from www.megasoftware.net
free of charge.