ANI Calculation


The quickest way to calculate ANI is with FastANI. It is available as a module. To load:

module use /mod/scgc
module load fastani

FastANI instructions:

$ fastANI --help
fastANI is a fast alignment-free implementation for computing whole-genome
Average Nucleotide Identity (ANI) between genomes
Example usage:
$ fastANI -q genome1.fa -r genome2.fa -o output.txt
$ fastANI -q genome1.fa --rl genome_list.txt -o output.txt

Available options
-h, --help
Print this help page

-r <value>, --ref <value>
reference genome (fasta/fastq)[.gz]

--refList <value>, --rl <value>
a file containing list of reference genome files, one genome per line

-q <value>, --query <value>
query genome (fasta/fastq)[.gz]

--ql <value>, --queryList <value>
a file containing list of query genome files, one genome per line

-k <value>, --kmer <value>
kmer size <= 16 [default : 16]

-t <value>, --threads <value>
thread count for parallel execution [default : 1]

--fragLen <value>
fragment length [default : 3,000]

--minFrag <value>
minimum matched fragments for trusting ANI [default : 50]

output mappings for visualization, can be enabled for single genome to
single genome comparison only [disabled by default]

also output ANI values as lower triangular matrix (format inspired from
phylip). If enabled, you should expect an output file with .matrix
extension [disabled by default]

-o <value>, --output <value> [required]
output file name

Another way to calculate ANI is by using pyani, which is a BLAST-based method. pyani is installed within SCGC's anaconda3 module, and can be run on c1 and c2.

To run pyani:

  • Place all fasta files that you'd like to compare into a directory
  • Load SCGC's anaconda3 module
module use /mod/scgc

module load anaconda3
module load blast

Run pyani: -o {outfile} -i {contig_directory} -m {choose_method, we use ANIb} --workers {threads}

Example PBS script:


## set name of PBS job
#PBS -N pyani

## set the queue
#PBS -q scgc-route
#PBS -l walltime=96:00:00
#PBS -l mem=10G

#PBS -l ncpus=30

#PBS -j oe
#PBS -o /home/julia/out/180724_pyani.out

module unload anaconda
module load anaconda3

outdir = /mnt/scgc/simon/simonsproject/ani_out/

mkdir $outdir -o ${outdir} \
-i ${indir} -m ANIb --workers 30

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