Versions: [7.481]


Download        : docker pull
Compressed Size : 34MB


MAFFT is a multiple sequence alignment program for unix-like operating systems. It offers a range of multiple alignment methods, L-INS-i (accurate; for alignment of <~200 sequences), FFT-NS-2 (fast; for alignment of <~30,000 sequences), etc.


Pull (Download)

To download the latest version of mafft run,

docker pull

or to download a specific version of mafft run,

docker pull


To run the container as an application run,

docker run --rm mafft --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 mafft container you’ll have to mount them using the -v external/path:internal/path option.

For example,

docker run -v ~/Documents/Data:/Data mafft /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 mafft container here.