Question: Reference genome for RNA STAR
gravatar for v.stanulovic
13 months ago by
v.stanulovic0 wrote:


I am trying to use STAR for aligning RNASeq data but it doesn't have any reference genome. I would like to use human hg38. Also, would it be possible to add STAR fusion?



ADD COMMENTlink modified 13 months ago • written 13 months ago by v.stanulovic0

Hi Jen,

Considering how many post are there about people having problem because of the genome I will wait till the genome indexes are there.

Thanks a lot,


ADD REPLYlink written 13 months ago by v.stanulovic0
gravatar for Jennifer Hillman Jackson
13 months ago by
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Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k wrote:

Hello Vesna,

We are working to add the indexes right now for a subset of databases.

These are the initial genomes that will be added along with status.

You can wait for the deployment to Galaxy Main ( - OR - if your database is not included in that set of initial genomes and/or you do not wish to wait, a Custom reference genome can be used instead. Please be aware that the tool may fail for exceeding memory resources on larger custom genomes when working at

I am not sure what the current plans are for adding additional tools from this tool suite. A request ticket has been created for review. Progress can be followed here: Meanwhile, either tool (and all others) are available to install and use in a local or cloud Galaxy sourced from the Tool Shed.

Thanks! Jen, Galaxy team

ADD COMMENTlink modified 13 months ago • written 13 months ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k

RNA STAR indexes are ready to use at Galaxy Main (

List of genomes:

Thanks everyone for their patience while we prepared the data and scaled up the memory for the tool!

ADD REPLYlink written 12 months ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k
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