BBMap 2016

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BBMap is a splice-aware global aligner for DNA and RNA sequencing reads. It can align reads from all major platforms – Illumina, 454, Sanger, Ion Torrent, Pac Bio, and Nanopore. BBMap is fast and extremely accurate, particularly with highly mutated genomes or reads with long indels, even whole-gene deletions over 100kbp long. ¹

Installed version(s)

This version is installed and currently available on environment hpc-env/6.4:


Using BBMap

BBMap is a set of different tools. If ypu want to know, which tools are installed and usable, just load the module as shown above and type in:


You will see a list of callable shell scripts (*.sh).

For example you will find
By just calling you will get more information about the script.

If you want to find out more about BBMap on the HPC Cluster, you can use the command

module spider BBMap

This will show you basic informations e.g. a short description and the currently installed version.

To load the desired version of the module, use the command, e.g.

module load hpc-env 6.4
module load BBMap

Always remember: this command is case sensitive!


The full documentation can be found here.