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This package is for version 3.18 of Bioconductor. This package has been removed from Bioconductor. For the last stable, up-to-date release version, see genbankr.

Parsing GenBank files into semantically useful objects

Bioconductor version: Release (3.18)

Reads Genbank files.

Author: Gabriel Becker [aut, cre], Michael Lawrence [aut]

Maintainer: Gabriel Becker <becker.gabriel at>

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


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biocViews DataImport, Infrastructure, Software
Version 1.30.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.3 (R-3.3) (8 years)
License Artistic-2.0
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Imports BiocGenerics, IRanges(>= 2.13.15), GenomicRanges(>= 1.31.10), GenomicFeatures(>= 1.31.5), Biostrings, VariantAnnotation, rtracklayer, S4Vectors(>= 0.17.28), GenomeInfoDb, Biobase
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