I am going to use MutMAap to identify genomic regions which harbors mutations causing changes in agronomically related traits in rice. I need to install the following programs as recommended in the protocol:
- Perl (v5.8.8)
- R (version 2.15.0)
- BWA (version 0.5.9-r16)
- SAMtools (0.1.8 or before)
- FASTX-Toolkit (http://hannonlab.cshl.edu/fastx_toolkit/download.html)
I found these programs have already been installed in our HPC server, but in higher versions. My question is, do I need to install exact versions of the programs as recommend in the protocol, or I can used the higher versions instead? I am new in bioinformatics, please help me? Thanks!