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Bakta is a tool for the rapid & standardized annotation of bacterial genomes and plasmids from both isolates and MAGs. It provides dbxref-rich and sORF-including annotations in machine-readable JSON & bioinformatics standard file formats for automatic downstream analysis.

Environment Modules

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

System Variables

  • HPC_BAKTA_DIR - installation directory
  • HPC_BAKTA_BIN - executable directory
  • BAKTA_DB - reference database directory


If you publish research that uses Bakta you have to cite it as follows:

Schwengers O., Jelonek L., Dieckmann M. A., Beyvers S., Blom J., Goesmann A. (2021). Bakta: rapid and standardized annotation of bacterial genomes via alignment-free sequence identification. Microbial Genomics, 7(11).