I am learning to use BEAUTI and BEAST software. I followed their tutorial and was able to run example data without any problem. Now, I want to do phylodynamic analysis on my data. I have downloaded 70 picornavirus sequences from the gene bank. My questions are :
1) What tool do I have to use to create Nexus file that is used by BEAUTI ?
2) How do I enter the information about the date (year ) the virus was isolated and location information which is required for rates and dates (evolutionary) analysis in BEAST, spatial analysis by SpreaD3 ?