First of all, I'm a student in non-English-speaking country... Newbie in bioinformatics. My Question is about Phylogenetic tree and divergence time. (for training) For drawing Phylogenetic tree, I used MEGA 7 for windows 7 64bit, GUI.
I draw the tree with 16 species mtDNA .fasta data and new mtDNA data, and then I try to calculate the divergence time. But I don't know how to calculate this time. So... the first question is 'Is it possible to calculate divergence time with MEGA7? if possible, how? And if it is impossible or not recommendable, what tools can be used for it?'
Anyway in this situation I did something with MEGA7. (maybe... pointless task?) I found "Compute Pairwise distance..." and get a matrix from it. But I don't know what these numbers mean. 0.05731, 1.012493, 1.42815, 1.197099 .... no unit. Surely this values looks like getting bigger if compared two species have distant evolutionary relationship. What is it? It is my second question. If you have an idea for at least one of these questions, please comment and help me... thanks.