Versions: [1.43.0, 1.44.3, 1.45.1, 1.45.3, 1.46.0, 1.46.1]


Download        : docker pull
Compressed Size : 73MB


This project seeks to develop a single piece of open-source, expandable software to fill the bioinformatics needs of the microbial ecology community.


Pull (Download)

To download the latest version of mothur run,

docker pull

or to download a specific version of mothur run,

docker pull


To run the container as an application run,

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

For example,

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