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This package is for version 3.4 of Bioconductor; for the stable, up-to-date release version, see ensembldb.

Utilities to create and use an Ensembl based annotation database

Bioconductor version: 3.4

The package provides functions to create and use transcript centric annotation databases/packages. The annotation for the databases are directly fetched from Ensembl using their Perl API. The functionality and data is similar to that of the TxDb packages from the GenomicFeatures package, but, in addition to retrieve all gene/transcript models and annotations from the database, the ensembldb package provides also a filter framework allowing to retrieve annotations for specific entries like genes encoded on a chromosome region or transcript models of lincRNA genes.

Author: Johannes Rainer <johannes.rainer at>, Tim Triche <tim.triche at>

Maintainer: Johannes Rainer <johannes.rainer at>

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biocViews AnnotationData, Coverage, Genetics, Sequencing, Software
Version 1.6.2
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.1 (R-3.2) (2 years)
License LGPL
Depends BiocGenerics(>= 0.15.10), GenomicRanges(>= 1.23.21), GenomicFeatures(>= 1.23.18)
Imports methods, RSQLite, DBI, Biobase, GenomeInfoDb, AnnotationDbi(>= 1.31.19), rtracklayer, S4Vectors, AnnotationHub, Rsamtools, IRanges
Suggests BiocStyle, knitr, rmarkdown, EnsDb.Hsapiens.v75(>= 0.99.7), RUnit, shiny, Gviz, BSgenome.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg19
Enhances RMySQL
Depends On Me EnsDb.Hsapiens.v75, EnsDb.Hsapiens.v79, EnsDb.Hsapiens.v86, EnsDb.Mmusculus.v75, EnsDb.Mmusculus.v79, EnsDb.Rnorvegicus.v75, EnsDb.Rnorvegicus.v79
Imports Me biovizBase, ChIPpeakAnno, ggbio, TVTB
Suggests Me alpine
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