MUMmer specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_14554
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Output data Generates an image showing the alignment of a set of contigs to a reference chromosome.
Output format FIG, PDF
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS
Programming languages C, C++, Java, Perl, Python, Ruby
License Artistic License version 2.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 4
Stability Beta
Requirements Make, perl, sh, csh, g++, sed, awk, ar, fig2dev, gnuplot, xfig
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Guillaume Marçais <>
  • person_outline Steven Salzberg <>
  • person_outline Aleksey Zimin <>

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MUMmer institution(s)
Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA; Computational Biology Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Center for Computational Biology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA; National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA; Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
MUMmer funding source(s)
Supported in part by the U.S. National Institutes of Health under grant R01 GM083873, in part by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Data-Driven Discovery Initiative through Grant GBMF4554, and in part by National Science Foundation Grants IOS-1238231, IOS-144893.

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