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String objects representing biological sequences, and matching algorithms

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Memory efficient string containers, string matching algorithms, and other utilities, for fast manipulation of large biological sequences or sets of sequences.

Author: H. Pages, P. Aboyoun, R. Gentleman, and S. DebRoy

Maintainer: H. Pages <hpages at>

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PDF R Script A short presentation of the basic classes defined in Biostrings 2
PDF R Script Biostrings Quick Overview
PDF R Script Handling probe sequence information
PDF R Script Multiple Alignments
PDF R Script Pairwise Sequence Alignments
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biocViews Alignment, DataImport, DataRepresentation, Genetics, Infrastructure, SequenceMatching, Sequencing, Software
Version 2.36.4
In Bioconductor since BioC 1.6 (R-2.1) or earlier (> 10.5 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 2.8.0), methods, BiocGenerics(>= 0.11.3), S4Vectors(>= 0.5.21), IRanges(>= 2.1.2), XVector(>= 0.7.3)
Imports graphics, methods, stats, utils, BiocGenerics, IRanges, XVector, zlibbioc
LinkingTo S4Vectors(>= 0.5.21), IRanges, XVector
Suggests BSgenome(>= 1.13.14), BSgenome.Celegans.UCSC.ce2(>= 1.3.11), BSgenome.Dmelanogaster.UCSC.dm3(>= 1.3.11), BSgenome.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg18, drosophila2probe, hgu95av2probe, hgu133aprobe, GenomicFeatures(>= 1.3.14), hgu95av2cdf, affy(>= 1.41.3), affydata(>= 1.11.5), RUnit
Enhances Rmpi
Depends On Me altcdfenvs, Basic4Cseq, BRAIN, BSgenome, ChIPpeakAnno, ChIPsim, cleaver, CRISPRseek, DASiR, DECIPHER, deepSNV, FDb.FANTOM4.promoters.hg19, GeneRegionScan, genomes, GenomicAlignments, GOTHiC, harbChIP, hiReadsProcessor, iPAC, JASPAR2014, kebabs, LowMACA, MethTargetedNGS, methVisual, minfi, MotifDb, motifRG, motifStack, msa, muscle, oligo, oneChannelGUI,,,, pd.ath1.121501, pd.barley1,,, pd.bovine, pd.bsubtilis,,, pd.canine, pd.canine.2, pd.celegans, pd.chicken,,,,, pd.citrus, pd.cotton,,,,, pd.cytogenetics.array,,, pd.drosgenome1, pd.drosophila.2, pd.e.coli.2, pd.ecoli, pd.ecoli.asv2,,,,,,,,, pd.genomewidesnp.5, pd.genomewidesnp.6,,, pd.hc.g110, pd.hg.focus,, pd.hg.u133a, pd.hg.u133a.2, pd.hg.u133a.tag, pd.hg.u133b, pd.hg.u219, pd.hg.u95a, pd.hg.u95av2, pd.hg.u95b, pd.hg.u95c, pd.hg.u95d, pd.hg.u95e, pd.hg18.60mer.expr,,,, pd.hta.2.0, pd.hu6800,,,,,, pd.maize, pd.mapping250k.nsp, pd.mapping250k.sty, pd.mapping50k.hind240, pd.mapping50k.xba240,,,,, pd.medicago,,,,,,, pd.mirna.1.0, pd.mirna.2.0, pd.mirna.3.0, pd.mirna.4.0, pd.moe430a, pd.moe430b,,,,,, pd.mouse430.2, pd.mouse430a.2, pd.mta.1.0, pd.mu11ksuba, pd.mu11ksubb, pd.nugo.hs1a520180, pd.nugo.mm1a520177,,, pd.pae.g1a, pd.plasmodium.anopheles, pd.poplar, pd.porcine,,,,, pd.rae230a, pd.rae230b,,,,,, pd.rat230.2,,, pd.rg.u34a, pd.rg.u34b, pd.rg.u34c,,, pd.rhesus, pd.rice,,, pd.rn.u34, pd.rta.1.0,,, pd.s.aureus, pd.soybean,,, pd.sugar.cane, pd.tomato, pd.u133.x3p, pd.vitis.vinifera, pd.wheat, pd.x.laevis.2, pd.x.tropicalis, pd.xenopus.laevis, pd.yeast.2, pd.yg.s98,,, pd.zebrafish, PWMEnrich, qrqc, R453Plus1Toolbox, REDseq, rGADEM, Roleswitch, rRDP, Rsamtools, RSVSim, sangerseqR, SCAN.UPC, scsR, SELEX, seqbias, ShortRead, spliceSites, ssviz, systemPipeR, triplex, waveTiling
Imports Me AffyCompatible, AllelicImbalance, ArrayExpressHTS, BCRANK, BEAT, BioSeqClass, biovizBase, BSgenome, charm, ChIPseqR, ChIPsim, CNEr, cobindR, compEpiTools, customProDB, dagLogo, diffHic, easyRNASeq, ensemblVEP, FDb.InfiniumMethylation.hg18, FDb.InfiniumMethylation.hg19, FourCSeq, gcrma, GeneRegionScan, GenomicAlignments, GenomicFeatures, ggbio, GGtools, ggtree, girafe, gmapR, GoogleGenomics, Gviz, gwascat, h5vc, HiTC, HTSeqGenie, KEGGREST, MafDb.ALL.wgs.phase1.release.v3.20101123, MafDb.ALL.wgs.phase3.release.v5a.20130502, MafDb.ESP6500SI.V2.SSA137, MafDb.ExAC.r0.3.sites, MatrixRider, MEDIPS, MEDME, methVisual, methylPipe, microRNA, motifRG, MotIV, oligoClasses, OTUbase, Pbase, pd.081229.hg18.promoter.medip.hx1, pd.2006.07.18.hg18.refseq.promoter, pd.2006.07.18.mm8.refseq.promoter, pd.2006.10.31.rn34.refseq.promoter, pd.atdschip.tiling, pd.charm.hg18.example,,, pd.mirna.3.1, pdInfoBuilder, phyloseq, podkat, polyester, proBAMr, Pviz, qrqc, QuasR, r3Cseq, Rcpi, REDseq, Repitools, rGADEM, RNAprobR, Rolexa, Rqc, rSFFreader, rtracklayer, SeqArray, seqPattern, seqplots, SGSeq, soGGi, SomaticSignatures, synapter, TFBSTools, VariantAnnotation, VariantFiltering, VariantTools, wavClusteR
Suggests Me annotate, BeadArrayUseCases, CSAR, exomeCopy, GenomicFiles, GenomicRanges, genoset, methylumi, microRNA, MiRaGE, pcaGoPromoter, procoil, rpx, rTRM, SNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP.20090506, SNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP.20100427, SNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP.20101109, SNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP.20110815, SNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP.20111119, SNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP.20120608, SNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP141.GRCh38, SNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP142.GRCh37, SNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP144.GRCh37, SNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP144.GRCh38, XtraSNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP144.GRCh37, XtraSNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP144.GRCh38, XVector
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