miRDeep2 is a completely overhauled tool which discovers microRNA genes by analyzing sequenced RNAs. The tool reports known and hundreds of novel microRNAs with high accuracy in seven species representing the major animal clades. The low consumption of time and memory combined with user-friendly interactive graphic output makes miRDeep2 accessible for straightforward application in current reasearch.

Availability and Restrictions


The following versions of miRDeep2 are available on OSC clusters:

Version Owens X*
* Current default version

You can use module spider mirdeep2 to view available modules for a given machine. Feel free to contact OSC Help if you need other versions for your work.


miRDeep2 is available to all OSC users. If you have any questions, please contact OSC Help.

Publisher/Vendor/Repository and License Type

Marc Friedlaender and Sebastian Mackowiak, freeware


Usage on Owens


To configure your environment for use of miRDeep2, run the following command: module load mirdeep2. The default version will be loaded. To select a particular miRDeep2 version, use module load mirdeep2/version. For example, use module load mirdeep2/ to load miRDeep2

Further Reading

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