Export data

It is possible to export all data shown in the data table via

> File -> Export all Data

Moreover, only a selection can be stored via

> File -> Export selected Data

Both options open an export dialogue where you can choose between different file formats:


The supported file formats are:

  • MultiFastA (.fasta)

    Writes all complete MT sequences into a multiFastA file.

  • Arlequin format (.arp)

    To export your data to arp format, please specify a column that should be used for grouping. This output file can be used as input file for your analyses with Arlequin.

  • BEAST format (.beast)

    This output file can be used as input fasta file for BEAUti / BEAST (Drummond, Alexei J., et al. “Bayesian phylogenetics with BEAUti and the BEAST 1.7.” Molecular biology and evolution 29.8 (2012): 1969-1973.). The C14 dating will be added to the header line. If your data does not have a C14 dating, the header of the FastA entry will only contain the sample name.

  • Generic format (.csv)

    Creates a csv file containing all data displayed in the table.

  • Excel format (.xlsx)

    Writes all data as Excel file.

  • Nexus format (.nex)

    Writes all data into NEXUS format. This requires aligned sequences. mitoBench only tests whether all sequences have the same length. It’s in the user’s responsibility to make sure that the sequences are aligned.

  • Mitoproject format (.mitoproj)

    Writes all (eventually filtered) data plus grouping information into a text file. This file can later be used to restore the current session/project.

  • File conversions via PGDSpider

    For more advanced file conversions, PGDSpider can be run directly from mitoBench via File -> Convert files with PGDSpider. However, mitoBench currently does not support any file preparing to ease the usage of PGDSpider.

Export images

> File -> Export chart

Each image can be exported individually, either by right-clicking on the chart, which will open a ‘Save as png’ context menu, or via the File menu (select File -> Export chart). This will save the currently displayed visualization as png with a good resolution. Unfortunately, it is not possible to save the figure as a vector graphic so far. The export to pdf also does not result in a higher resolution than the png file.


The chart will be saved with the same aspect ratio displayed in the mitoBench.

Export statistics

> File -> Export statistics

To export calculated statistics, select File -> Export statistics. This will write the currently displayed statistics to a comma-separated file.