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DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.ensembldb    

This is the development version of ensembldb; for the stable release version, see ensembldb.

Utilities to create and use Ensembl-based annotation databases

Bioconductor version: Development (3.7)

The package provides functions to create and use transcript centric annotation databases/packages. The annotation for the databases are directly fetched from Ensembl using their Perl API. The functionality and data is similar to that of the TxDb packages from the GenomicFeatures package, but, in addition to retrieve all gene/transcript models and annotations from the database, ensembldb provides a filter framework allowing to retrieve annotations for specific entries like genes encoded on a chromosome region or transcript models of lincRNA genes. EnsDb databases built with ensembldb contain also protein annotations and mappings between proteins and their encoding transcripts. Finally, ensembldb provides functions to map between genomic, transcript and protein coordinates.

Author: Johannes Rainer <johannes.rainer at> with contributions from Tim Triche, Sebastian Gibb, Laurent Gatto and Christian Weichenberger.

Maintainer: Johannes Rainer <johannes.rainer at>

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HTML R Script Generating an using Ensembl based annotation packages
HTML R Script Mapping between genome, transcript and protein coordinates
HTML R Script Querying protein features
HTML R Script Using a MySQL server backend
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biocViews AnnotationData, Coverage, Genetics, Sequencing, Software
Version 2.3.11
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.1 (R-3.2) (3 years)
License LGPL
Depends BiocGenerics(>= 0.15.10), GenomicRanges(>= 1.31.18), GenomicFeatures(>= 1.29.10), AnnotationFilter(>= 1.1.9)
Imports methods, RSQLite (>= 1.1), DBI, Biobase, GenomeInfoDb, AnnotationDbi(>= 1.31.19), rtracklayer, S4Vectors, Rsamtools, IRanges(>= 2.13.24), ProtGenerics, Biostrings(>= 2.47.9), curl
Suggests BiocStyle, knitr, EnsDb.Hsapiens.v86(>= 0.99.8), testthat, BSgenome.Hsapiens.NCBI.GRCh38, ggbio(>= 1.24.0), Gviz(>= 1.20.0), magrittr, AnnotationHub
Enhances RMySQL, shiny
Depends On Me AHEnsDbs, chimeraviz, EnsDb.Hsapiens.v75, EnsDb.Hsapiens.v79, EnsDb.Hsapiens.v86, EnsDb.Mmusculus.v75, EnsDb.Mmusculus.v79, EnsDb.Rnorvegicus.v75, EnsDb.Rnorvegicus.v79
Imports Me biovizBase, ChIPpeakAnno, epivizrData, ggbio, metagene, PathwaySplice, Pbase, TVTB
Suggests Me alpine, GenomicFeatures, wiggleplotr
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