Burrows-Wheeler Aligner v0.7.17

BWA is a software package for mapping low-divergent sequences against a large reference genome, such as the human genome. It consists of three algorithms: BWA-backtrack, BWA-SW and BWA-MEM. The first algorithm is designed for Illumina sequence reads up to 100bp, while the rest two for longer sequences ranged from 70bp to 1Mbp. BWA-MEM and BWA-SW share similar features such as long-read support and split alignment, but BWA-MEM, which is the latest, is generally recommended for high-quality queries as it is faster and more accurate. BWA-MEM also has better performance than BWA-backtrack for 70-100bp Illumina reads.

Accessing the software

To load the module:

$ module load BWA/0.7.17-iomkl-2018a

An example command to include in your job script:

bwa index <in.fasta>

Where <in.fasta> is the name of your input FASTA file to index on.

Accessing Previous Versions

Wherever possible, previous versions of this application will be retained for continuity, especially for research projects that require a consistent version of the software throughout the project. Such versions, however, may be unsupported by IT Services or the applications vendor, and may be withdrawn at short or no notice if they can no longer run on the cluster - for example, essential operating system upgrades may be incompatible with old versions.

Previous versions of this application are recorded below:

Known Problems & Limitations

None.

Other Information

The Support Level for this application is An.

Visit the BWA website for more information regarding this application.


Last modified: 13 August 2018