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Mass Spectrometry Data Backend for MassBank record Files

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

Mass spectrometry (MS) data backend supporting import and export of MS/MS library spectra from MassBank record files. Different backends are available that allow handling of data in plain MassBank text file format or allow also to interact directly with MassBank SQL databases. Objects from this package are supposed to be used with the Spectra Bioconductor package. This package thus adds MassBank support to the Spectra package.

Author: RforMassSpectrometry Package Maintainer [cre], Michael Witting [aut] , Johannes Rainer [aut] , Michael Stravs [ctb]

Maintainer: RforMassSpectrometry Package Maintainer <maintainer at>

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


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

Description and usage of MsBackendMassbank HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews DataImport, Infrastructure, MassSpectrometry, Metabolomics, Software
Version 1.12.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.13 (R-4.1) (3 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.0), Spectra(>= 1.9.12)
Imports BiocParallel, S4Vectors, IRanges, methods, ProtGenerics(>= 1.35.3), MsCoreUtils, DBI, utils
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