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integrated bioinformatics suite


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UGENE is a cross-platform environment for DNA and protein sequence analysis. UGENE integrates the most popular bioinformatics computational algorithms and provides both GUI and command line interface for performing complex analysis of the genomic data.

The main features of UGENE:

UGENE has modular structure and almost all its functionality comes within plugins. Internally UGENE is designed with support of parallelism to make profit from using multicore computers. Every computational task in UGENE is performed in background and does not block user interaction with graphical interface.



run GUI version of UGENE


print a usage message briefly summarizing all command-line options and the program version, then exit.


dump license information

--task=<path-to-schema or schema-name> [schema-options]

run given workflow schema


don't show task status bar


load custom UGENE settings file


don't show message level at log


don't show date&time info at log


don't show message category at log


show trace log messages


don't show log messages


show error and info log messages (default)


show only error log messages


show details log messages


colored output messages


run provided tasks on given remote machine


do not stop ugene after finishing given tasks


load translations of specified language. Language is specified as a two-letter ISO 639 language code


UGENE has commands for most significant features. Commands can be run as

ugene <command-name> [command-arguments]
ugene --task=<command-name> [command-arguments]

See help for each command running ugene --help=<command-name>.

List of available commands can be dumped using ugene --help.


If you find a bug, please report it at ugene@unipro.ru.


ugene was created by Unipro (http://unipro.ru)


11 February 2011