Versions: [2.1.1, 2.1.2]


Download        : docker pull
Compressed Size : 57MB


Kraken2 is a system for assigning taxonomic labels to short DNA sequences, usually obtained through metagenomic studies.


Pull (Download)

To download the latest version of kraken2 run,

docker pull

or to download a specific version of kraken2 run,

docker pull


To run the container as an application run,

docker run --rm kraken2 --version

or to run the container in an interactive session run,

docker run -it --rm bash

Mounting volumes between the container and your machine

To access files from your machine within the kraken2 container you’ll have to mount them using the -v external/path:internal/path option.

For example,

docker run -v ~/Documents/Data:/Data kraken2 /Data/myData.csv

which will mount the ~/Documents/Data directory on your computer to the /Data directory within the container.


If you’re looking to use this container in an HPC environment we recommend using Singularity-HPC to use the container just as any other module on the cluster. Check out the SHPC kraken2 container here.