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MUMmer is a system for rapidly aligning entire genomes, whether in complete or draft form. For example, MUMmer 3.0 can find all 20-basepair or longer exact matches between a pair of 5-megabase genomes in 13.7 seconds, using 78 MB of memory, on a 2.4 GHz Linux desktop computer. MUMmer can also align incomplete genomes; it can easily handle the 100s or 1000s of contigs from a shotgun sequencing project, and will align them to another set of contigs or a genome using the NUCmer program included with the system. If the species are too divergent for a DNA sequence alignment to detect similarity, then the PROmer program can generate alignments based upon the six-frame translations of both input sequences.

Environment Modules

Run module spider mummer to find out what environment modules are available for this application.

System Variables

  • HPC_MUMMER_DIR - installation directory


If you publish research that uses {{{app}}} you have to cite it as follows:

MUMmer4 pre-print:

MUMmer4: A fast and versatile genome alignment system Marçais G, Delcher AL, Phillippy AM, Coston R, Salzberg SL, et al. (2018) MUMmer4: A fast and versatile genome alignment system. PLOS Computational Biology 14(1): e1005944.