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Maq stands for Mapping and Assembly with Quality It builds assembly by mapping short reads to reference sequences.


Required Modules

modules documentation


  • maq

System Variables

  • HPC_{{#uppercase:maq}}_DIR - installation directory
  • HPC_MAQ_BIN - executable directory

Additional Information

From the Maq website:

Follow these steps to run Maq. All you need is a reference sequence file in the FASTA format.

Prepare a reference sequence (ref.fasta), better a bacterial genome to make the test run faster.

Simulate diploid reference and read sequences, map reads, call variants and evaluate the results in one go: demo ref.fasta calib-30.dat

where calib-30.dat is contained in maq-data.

View the alignment:

cd maqdemo/easyrun;
maqindex -i -c consensus.cns;
maqview -c consensus.cns

Even for advanced maq users, running ` demo' is recommended. You may find something helpful.


  • Validated 4/5/2018