Bwakit is a self-consistent installation-free package of scripts and precompiled binaries, providing an end-to-end solution to read mapping. In addition to the basic mapping functionality implemented in bwa, bwakit is able to generate proper human reference genome and to take advantage of ALT contigs, if present, to improve read mapping and to perform HLA typing for high-coverage human data. It can remap name- or coordinate-sorted BAM with read group and barcode information retained. Bwakit also optionally trims adapters (via trimadap), marks duplicates (via samblaster) and sorts the final alignment (via samtools).

Version: 0.7.12 (G100) 0.7.15 (MARCONI)

Availability: GALILEO100, MARCONI

Target: all

Official web site:

Related Commands:

You can load the module with the command:

module load bwa

Help and Documentation:

You can find documentation on the system, with the command

module help bwa 

The manual is on the web at the original home page (

CINECA consultants can be reached through the address: