GenomicFeatures: Conveniently import and query gene models

A set of tools and methods for making and manipulating transcript centric annotations. With these tools the user can easily download the genomic locations of the transcripts, exons and cds of a given organism, from either the UCSC Genome Browser or a BioMart database (more sources will be supported in the future). This information is then stored in a local database that keeps track of the relationship between transcripts, exons, cds and genes. Flexible methods are provided for extracting the desired features in a convenient format.

Package details

AuthorM. Carlson, H. Pagès, P. Aboyoun, S. Falcon, M. Morgan, D. Sarkar, M. Lawrence, V. Obenchain
Bioconductor views Annotation Genetics GenomeAnnotation Infrastructure Sequencing
MaintainerBioconductor Package Maintainer <>
Package repositoryView on Bioconductor
Installation Install the latest version of this package by entering the following in R:
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