Changing to Nexus Format

Fernando Gonzalez Candelas fernando.gonzalez at
Thu Dec 3 11:13:08 EST 1998

Richard Friedman wrote:

> Everybody,
>         Does anyone have a program to convert an alignment in *msf,
> Clustal, Molphy, or Phylip format and the corresponding tree
> in Newick format into Nexus format? It turns out that the
> GCG Program Paupdisplay can root a tree using the mean of the longest
> Path method, but requires that the input file be in Nexus format.

You can use ForCon, developed by Jeroen Raes and Yves Van de Peer and
available at

This is a very useful program for format exchange under Windows.


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