PLATANUS (PLATform for Assembling NUcleotide Sequences) is a de novo sequence assembler for NGS data.


  • PLATANUS home
  • Citation: Kajitani R, Toshimoto K, Noguchi H, Toyoda A, Ogura Y, Okuno M, Yabana M, Harada M, Nagayasu E, Maruyama H, Kohara Y, Fujiyama A, Hayashi T, Itoh T, “Efficient de novo assembly of highly heterozygous genomes from whole-genome shotgun short reads”. Genome Res. 2014 Aug;24(8):1384-95. doi: 10.1101/gr.170720.113



To see what versions of PLATANUS are available type

module avail platanus

To see what other modules are needed, what commands are available and how to get additional help type

module help  platanus

To use PLATANUS, include a command like this in your batch script or interactive session to load the PLATANUS module:

module load platanus

Be sure you also load any other modules needed, as listed by the module help platanus command.