STAR-Fusion is a component of the Trinity Cancer Transcriptome Analysis Toolkit (CTAT). STAR-Fusion uses the STAR aligner to identify candidate fusion transcripts supported by Illumina reads. STAR-Fusion further processes the output generated by the STAR aligner to map junction reads and spanning reads to a reference annotation set.

Availability and Restrictions


The following versions of STAR-Fusion are available on OSC clusters:

Version Owens
0.7.0 X*
1.4.0 X
* Current default version

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


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

Publisher/Vendor/Repository and License Type

Broad Institute, Open source


Usage on Owens


To configure your environment for use of STAR-Fusion, run the following command:  module load star-fusion. The default version will be loaded. To select a particular STAR-Fusion version, use module load star-fusion/version. For example, use module load star-fusion/0.7.0 to load STAR-Fusion 0.7.0.

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