BUSCO in docker
This is a repository that contains the
BUSCO software for 'assessing genome
assembly and annotation completeness with single-copy orthologs'. It
contains preconfigured installations of the BUSCO prerequisites,
including Augustus 3.0, hmmer, ncbi-blast+, and emboss.
Using the container
I have a fungal genome
scaffolds.fasta in the current directory, I
can run busco by first downloading the profiles (in my case fungi):
wget http://busco.ezlab.org/files/fungi_buscos.tar.gz tar -xzvf fungi_buscos.tar.gz && rm fungi_buscos.tar.gz
I can then run the busco docker container
docker run --rm -v $PWD:/in -w /in robsyme/busco \ busco -in scaffolds.fasta -o my_run --lineage fungi
I might consider bundling in the profiles into lineage-specific docker
images, but busco unhelpfully prepends a '
.' to the lineage path, so
I would have to create a runner script that links in the profile
folder into the current working directory, which is a bit messy. For
the moment, I will leave profile managment to the user.