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Augustus predicts genes in eukaryotic genomic sequences.  It is provided by Mario Stanke of the Bioinformatics Group of the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Greifswald.


  • Augustus web site
  • GitHub source
  • If you use Augustus in your research, please cite:
    Mario Stanke, Mark Diekhans, Robert Baertsch, David Haussler (2008). Using native and syntenically mapped cDNA alignments to improve de novo gene finding. Bioinformatics, 24(5), pages 637–644, doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btn013



AUGUSTUS datasets are installed on Bridges-2 at /ocean/datasets/community/genomics/AUGUSTUS.


To see what versions of AUGUSTUS are available, and which is the default if there is more than one, type:

module spider augustus

To see what other modules are needed, what commands are available and how to get additional help type (note that the module help command is case-sensitive):

module help AUGUSTUS

To use Augustus, include a command like this in your batch script or interactive session to load the augustus module (note that the module load command is case-sensitive):

module load AUGUSTUS