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DAMBE for Linux computers

Please cite:

Xia X. 2018. DAMBE7: New and improved tools for data analysis in molecular biology and evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution 35:1550–1552.

New: A new function has been added for tip-rooting and ancestor-dating analysis of rapidly evolving viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 where no good outgroup is available for rooting the tree. Can work with huge trees with tens of thousands of leaves. The input is a phylogenetic tree (e.g., from PhyML or RAxML). The function can be accessed by clicking 'Phylogenetics | Root a viral tree with collection date'.

Installation instructions:

  1. DAMBE needs wine to run on Linux. It takes 10-20 minutes to get DAMBE running on a Linux machine.
  2. Click the App Store or Package Manager, and choose wine to install. After installation, you may need to run 'winecfg' at a terminal window.
  3. Right-click DAMBEX for Linux and save it (DAMBEX.msi) to a directory. Double-click it to start the installation process.
  4. Once the installation is completed, you should have a DAMBE shortcut in your Desktop. Click it to run.

Please let me know if you encouter problems.

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