Utilities for manipulating chromosome and other 'seqname' identifiers

Bioconductor version: Release (2.14)

The Seqnames package contains data and functions that define and allow translation between different chromosome sequence naming conventions (e.g., "chr1" versus "1"), including a function that attempts to place sequence names in their natural, rather than lexicographic, order.

Author: Sonali Arora, Martin Morgan, Marc Carlson, H. Pages

Maintainer: Bioconductor Package Maintainer <maintainer at>

To install this package, start R and enter:


Citation (from within R, enter citation("GenomeInfoDb")):


PDF R Script GenomeInfoDb :Introduction to GenomeInfoDb
PDF GenomeInfoDb: Submitting your organism to GenomeInfoDb
PDF   Reference Manual
Text   NEWS


biocViews Annotation, DataRepresentation, Genetics, Software
Version 1.0.2
In Bioconductor since BioC 2.14 (R-3.1)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 3.1)
Suggests BiocGenerics, IRanges, BSgenome, BSgenome.Scerevisiae.UCSC.sacCer2, BSgenome.Hsapiens.NCBI.GRCh38, TxDb.Dmelanogaster.UCSC.dm3.ensGene, RUnit, BiocStyle, knitr
System Requirements
Depends On Me AnnotationDbi, GenomicRanges, Rsamtools
Imports Me GenomicFeatures, SomaticSignatures, VariantTools
Suggests Me BSgenome, QDNAseq

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