Ensembldb

An R package to create and useEnsembl-based annotation resources

Abstract

Bioinformatics research frequently involves handling gene-centric data such as exons, transcripts, proteins and their positions relative to a reference coordinate system. The ensembldb Bioconductor package retrieves and stores Ensembl-based genetic annotations and positional information, and furthermore offers identifier conversion and coordinates mappings for gene-associated data. In support of reproducible research, data are tied to Ensembl releases and are kept separately from the software. Premade data packages are available for a variety of genomes and Ensembl releases. Three examples demonstrate typical use cases of this software.

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Bioinformatics (1-3)
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Johannes Rainer
Institute for Biomedicine

Data analysis, R programming, computational metabolomics and mass spectrometry.

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