STAR 2.6.0c

STAR (Spliced Transcripts Alignment to a Reference) is an ultrafast RNA-seq aligner. Many previously described RNA-seq aligners were developed as extensions of contiguous (DNA) short read mappers, which were used to either align short reads to a database of splice junctions or align split-read portions contiguously to a reference genome, or a combination thereof. In contrast to these approaches, STAR was designed to align the non-contiguous sequences directly to the reference genome. STAR algorithm consists of two major steps: seed searching step and clustering/stitching/scoring step.

Accessing the software

To load the module:

$ module load STAR/2.6.0c-foss-2018a

An example command to include in your job script:

STAR --runThread ${SLURM_NTASKS} \
         --runMode genomeGenerate \
         --genomeDir genomeDir \
         --genomeFastaFiles fastafile1 fastafile2

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


Other Information

The Support Level for this application is An.

Visit the STAR website for more information regarding this application.

Last modified: 14 August 2018