DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.BSgenome    

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

Software infrastructure for efficient representation of full genomes and their SNPs

Bioconductor version: Development (3.17)

Infrastructure shared by all the Biostrings-based genome data packages.

Author: Hervé Pagès

Maintainer: H. Pagès <hpages.on.github at>

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biocViews Annotation, DataRepresentation, Genetics, Infrastructure, SNP, SequenceMatching, Software
Version 1.67.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 1.9 (R-2.4) (16 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 2.8.0), methods, BiocGenerics(>= 0.13.8), S4Vectors(>= 0.17.28), IRanges(>= 2.13.16), GenomeInfoDb(>= 1.25.6), GenomicRanges(>= 1.31.10), Biostrings(>= 2.47.6), rtracklayer(>= 1.39.7)
Imports methods, utils, stats, matrixStats, BiocGenerics, S4Vectors, IRanges, XVector(>= 0.29.3), GenomeInfoDb, GenomicRanges, Biostrings, Rsamtools, rtracklayer
Suggests BiocManager, Biobase, BSgenome.Celegans.UCSC.ce2, BSgenome.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg38, BSgenome.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg38.masked, BSgenome.Mmusculus.UCSC.mm10, BSgenome.Rnorvegicus.UCSC.rn5, BSgenome.Scerevisiae.UCSC.sacCer1, BSgenome.Hsapiens.NCBI.GRCh38, TxDb.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg38.knownGene, TxDb.Mmusculus.UCSC.mm10.knownGene, SNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP144.GRCh38, XtraSNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP144.GRCh38, hgu95av2probe, RUnit
Depends On Me annotation, bambu, ChIPanalyser, GOTHiC, HelloRanges, leeBamViews, MEDIPS, periodicDNA, REDseq, rGADEM, VarCon
Imports Me AllelicImbalance, appreci8R, ATACseqQC, atSNP, BEAT, bsseq, BUSpaRse, CAGEr, chromVAR, circRNAprofiler, cleanUpdTSeq, cliProfiler, crisprBowtie, crisprBwa, crisprDesign, CRISPRseek, crisprseekplus, crisprViz, diffHic, dpeak, enhancerHomologSearch, enrichTF, esATAC, EventPointer, exomePeak2, FRASER, gcapc, genomation, GenomicDistributionsData, GenVisR, ggbio, gmapR, GreyListChIP, GUIDEseq, Gviz, hiAnnotator, HiCDCPlus, InPAS, IsoformSwitchAnalyzeR, katdetectr, m6Aboost, MADSEQ, methrix, MethylSeekR, MMDiff2, monaLisa, Motif2Site, motifbreakR, motifmatchr, msgbsR, multicrispr, MungeSumstats, musicatk, MutationalPatterns, NxtIRFcore, ORFik, PING, pipeFrame, podkat, qsea, QuasR, R453Plus1Toolbox, RareVariantVis, RCAS, regioneR, REMP, Repitools, RESOLVE, ribosomeProfilingQC, RNAmodR, scmeth, SCOPE, signeR, SigsPack, SingleMoleculeFootprinting, SparseSignatures, spatzie, spiky, SpliceWiz, TAPseq, TFBSTools, trena, tRNAscanImport, Ularcirc, UMI4Cats, VariantAnnotation, VariantFiltering, VariantTools, XNAString
Suggests Me Biostrings, biovizBase, ChIPpeakAnno, chipseq, easyRNASeq, eisaR, factR, GeneRegionScan, GenomeInfoDb, GenomicAlignments, GenomicFeatures, GenomicRanges, maftools, metaseqR2, MiRaGE, plotgardener, ProteoDisco, PWMEnrich, QDNAseq, recoup, RiboCrypt, rtracklayer, sitadela
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