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Table 2.
Steps in using Mesquite to generate a cladogram.
StepOutput
1. After opening Mesquite, select File from the menu, and then NewWindow offering the option to save the file 
2. Save the .nex file using any filename. Window for creating matrix 
3. Indicate number of taxa in the corresponding box, click the box beside "Make Character Matrix," accept default settings, and click OK. Window requesting further details for matrix 
4. Indicate the number of characters in corresponding box (new characters may be added later), change the name of the character matrix in corresponding box if desired, select Standard Categorical Data (default), and click OK. Character matrix table 
5. Select Matrix from the menu, and then Edit State NamesAssignment of particular character state descriptions to character state codes 
6. Fill up the matrix with the necessary information. Completed matrix 
7. If desired, one may add characters or taxa or delete particular characters or taxa by selecting Matrix from the menu and then Add characters, Add taxa, or Delete selected chars or taxa, respectively. Matrix with added and/or deleted characters and/or taxa 
StepOutput
1. After opening Mesquite, select File from the menu, and then NewWindow offering the option to save the file 
2. Save the .nex file using any filename. Window for creating matrix 
3. Indicate number of taxa in the corresponding box, click the box beside "Make Character Matrix," accept default settings, and click OK. Window requesting further details for matrix 
4. Indicate the number of characters in corresponding box (new characters may be added later), change the name of the character matrix in corresponding box if desired, select Standard Categorical Data (default), and click OK. Character matrix table 
5. Select Matrix from the menu, and then Edit State NamesAssignment of particular character state descriptions to character state codes 
6. Fill up the matrix with the necessary information. Completed matrix 
7. If desired, one may add characters or taxa or delete particular characters or taxa by selecting Matrix from the menu and then Add characters, Add taxa, or Delete selected chars or taxa, respectively. Matrix with added and/or deleted characters and/or taxa 
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