get_noncoding_rna: Download genome (fasta), annotation (GTF) and contaminants

Description Usage Arguments Details Value See Also Examples

View source: R/genome_download_helper.R


This function automatically downloads (if files not already exists) genomes and contaminants specified for genome alignment. Will create a R transcript database (TxDb object) from the annotation.
It will also index the genome for you
If you misspelled something or crashed, delete wrong files and run again.
Do remake = TRUE, to do it all over again.


get_noncoding_rna(ncRNA, output.dir, organism, gunzip)



logical or character, default FALSE (not used, no download), ncRNA is used as a contaminant genome. If TRUE, will try to find ncRNA sequences from the gtf file, usually represented as lncRNA (long noncoding RNA's). Will let you know if no ncRNA sequences were found in gtf.
If not found try character input:
Alternatives: "auto" or manual assign like "human". If "auto" will try to find ncRNA file on NONCODE from organism, Homo sapiens -> human etc. "auto" will not work for all, then you must specify the name used by NONCODE, go to the link below and find it. If not "auto" / "" it must be a character vector of species common name (not scientific name) Homo sapiens is human, Rattus norwegicus is rat etc, download ncRNA sequence to filter out with. From NONCODE online server, if you cant find common name see:


directory to save downloaded data


scientific name of organism, Homo sapiens, Danio rerio, Mus musculus, etc. See for full list of supported organisms.


logical, default TRUE, uncompress downloaded files that are zipped when downloaded, should be TRUE!


If you want custom genome or gtf from you hard drive, assign it after you run this function, like this:
annotation <- getGenomeAndAnnotation(GTF = FALSE, genome = FALSE)
annotation["genome"] = "path/to/genome.fasta"
annotation["gtf"] = "path/to/gtf.gtf"


a named character vector of path to genomes and gtf downloaded, and additional contaminants if used. If merge_contaminants is TRUE, will not give individual fasta files to contaminants, but only the merged one.

See Also

Other STAR: STAR.align.folder(), STAR.align.single(), STAR.allsteps.multiQC(), STAR.index(), STAR.install(), STAR.multiQC(), STAR.remove.crashed.genome(), install.fastp()


output.dir <- "/Bio_data/references/zebrafish"
#getGenomeAndAnnotation("Danio rerio", output.dir)

## Get Phix contamints to deplete during alignment
#getGenomeAndAnnotation("Danio rerio", output.dir, phix = TRUE)

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