New Visualizations

MEGAN6 offers new visualization techniques to facilitate interpretation and data-driven decisions.

New Samples Viewer

The new samples viewer makes comparing and managing multiple samples at once easier than ever.

DIAMOND Integration

The newly included DAA-meganzier allows for direct import and 'MEGANization' of a DIAMOND Alignment Archive (DAA), saving time and effort. DAA is now readable by MEGAN in only a fraction of the time.

Radial Chart

New Color Schemes

To make your visualizations stand out, MEGAN6 provides user friendly color presets for every visualization in the program.

Features of the Ultimate Edition

Ontologies, Databases

The Ultimate Edition comes with a KEGG license to use the KEGG Pathways and visualizations from within MEGAN. In addition to the Taxonomy, InterPro2GO, eggNOG, and SEED database mappings, the Ultimate Edition gives you access to additional databases such as KEGG, PFAM and RDP.

Functional Assignments

Besides the new InterPro2GO mapping, the Ultimate Edition supports the usage of the latest KEGG classifications and metabolic pathways (inclouded with a MEGAN Ultimate License).

Commandline Mode and Scripting

With MEGAN's commandline tools such as Blast2RMA or the meganizer, you are able to quickly convert alignment files produced by BLAST or the fast aligner DIAMOND to a RMA or MEGAN readable DAA file. This saves you a lot of computation time. Ultimate Edition comes with a commandline mode for MEGAN preparing for using MEGAN in automated pipelines. Additionally, the Ultimate Edition provides you with NCBI taxonomy, InterPro2GO, eggNOG, DIAMOND, KEGG, SEED and Silva tailored commandline tools.


Visualizations are key in understanding your dataset. MEGAN allows you to visualize your data the best way possible, therefore you are given visualization tools to create stunning figures and charts. This includes stacked bar and stacked line charts, radial space filling trees, and word clouds. Additionally, you can create attribute correlation plots, co-occurrence plots, and heatmaps.

Trial license key for MEGAN6 UE

Obtain a trial license by requesting it here.

Community vs. MEGAN6 Ultimate Edition

Community Edition MEGAN6 Ultimate Edition
Download Links Community GitHub page Ultimate Edition Latest Version
Databases, Ontologies, Resources
  • Taxonomy
  • InterPro2GO
  • eggNOG
  • Taxonomy
  • InterPro2GO
  • eggNOG
  • KEGG (latest)
  • SEED
  • PFAM
  • RDP
Plots: a few examples
  • Bar
  • Pie
  • Line
  • Stacked
  • Word clouds
  • Bar
  • Pie
  • Line
  • Stacked
  • Word clouds
  • Radial space filling trees
  • Attribute correlation plot
  • ... Constantly adding new ones, submit your request
Command-Line Tools
  • Blast2RMA
  • Meganize
  • Blast2RMA
  • Meganize
  • NCBI taxonomy tools
  • InterPro2Go tools
  • eggNOG tools
  • KEGG tools
  • SEED tools
  • SILVA tools
Extensions Community-generated
  • Latest KEGG classification and pathways (KEGG License included)
  • Community-generated
  • Occasional bug fixes
  • No new features
  • Regular bug fixes
  • All new features as they are added
Support MEGAN Community page
  • MEGAN Community page
  • email support
  • Questions answered by developers
Licensing GPL 3 Licensed by Computomics
“MEGAN6 is the fastest MEGAN we've ever released.”

Daniel Huson, Author and Professor for Algorithms in Bioinformatics at University of Tübingen