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To install UGENE on Linux:

  • Download UGENE Linux installation package:

  • Set the file as executable:
chmod +x [name of the downloaded file]
  • Launch the file and follow the Unipro Setup wizard.

Alternatively, to use UGENE without installing:

  • Unpack the archive. You can use this command:
tar -xf [name of the downloaded *.tar.gz file]
  • Change the working directory to the unpacked UGENE directory:
cd [name of the unpacked directory]
  • Launch the UGENE GUI version using the command:
./ugene -ui

or the command line version using the command:


Several native packages for specific Linux distributions are also available. UGENE is a part of Ubuntu and Fedora Linux distributions. See the next chapter.

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