getSequence: Retrieves sequences

Description Usage Arguments Details Author(s) Examples

View source: R/biomaRt.R

Description

This function retrieves sequences given the chomosome, start and end position or a list of identifiers. Using getSequence in web service mode (default) generates 5' to 3' sequences of the requested type on the correct strand.

Usage

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getSequence(chromosome, start, end, id, type, seqType, 
                   upstream, downstream, mart, verbose = FALSE)

Arguments

chromosome

Chromosome name

start

start position of sequence on chromosome

end

end position of sequence on chromosome

id

An identifier or vector of identifiers.

type

The type of identifier used. Supported types are hugo, ensembl, embl, entrezgene, refseq, ensemblTrans and unigene. Alternatively one can also use a filter to specify the type. Possible filters are given by the listFilters() function.

seqType

Type of sequence that you want to retrieve. Allowed seqTypes are given in the details section.

upstream

To add the upstream sequence of a specified number of basepairs to the output.

downstream

To add the downstream sequence of a specified number of basepairs to the output.

mart

object of class Mart created using the useMart function

verbose

If verbose = TRUE then the XML query that was send to the webservice will be displayed.

Details

The type of sequence returned can be specified by the seqType argument which takes the following values:

In MySQL mode the getSequence function is more limited and the sequence that is returned is the 5' to 3'+ strand of the genomic sequence, given a chromosome, as start and an end position. So if the sequence of interest is the minus strand, one has to compute the reverse complement of the retrieved sequence, which can be done using functions provided in the matchprobes package. The biomaRt vignette contains more examples on how to use this function.

Author(s)

Steffen Durinck, Mike Smith

Examples

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if(interactive()){
mart <- useMart("ensembl", dataset="hsapiens_gene_ensembl")

seq = getSequence(id = "BRCA1", 
                  type = "hgnc_symbol", 
                  seqType = "peptide", 
                  mart = mart)
show(seq)

seq = getSequence(id="1939_at", 
                  type="affy_hg_u95av2", 
                  seqType="gene_flank",
                  upstream = 20, 
                  mart = mart)
show(seq)

}

Example output



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