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Retrieve a Collection: Genome, Proteome, CDS, RNA, GFF, Repeat Masker, AssemblyStats

Main collection retrieval function for an organism of interest. By specifying the scientific name of an organism of interest a collection consisting of the genome file, proteome file, CDS file, RNA file, GFF file, Repeat Masker file, AssemblyStats file of the organism of interest can be downloaded and stored locally. Collections can be retrieved from several databases.

Usage
getCollection(db = "refseq", organism, reference = TRUE,
  path = file.path("_db_downloads", "collections"))
Arguments
db

a character string specifying the database from which the collection shall be retrieved:

  • db = "refseq"

  • db = "genbank"

  • db = "ensembl"

organism

there are three options to characterize an organism:

  • by scientific name: e.g. organism = "Homo sapiens"

  • by database specific accession identifier: e.g. organism = "GCF_000001405.37" (= NCBI RefSeq identifier for Homo sapiens)

  • by taxonomic identifier from NCBI Taxonomy: e.g. organism = "9606" (= taxid of Homo sapiens)

reference

a logical value indicating whether or not a collection shall be downloaded if it isn't marked in the database as either a reference genome or a representative genome.

path

a character string specifying the location (a folder) in which the corresponding collection shall be stored. Default is path = file.path("_db_downloads","collections").

Details

Internally this function loads the the overview.txt file from NCBI:

refseq: ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomes/refseq/

genbank: ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomes/genbank/

and creates a directory '_ncbi_downloads/collection' to store the genome of interest as fasta file for future processing. In case the corresponding fasta file already exists within the '_ncbi_downloads/collection' folder and is accessible within the workspace, no download process will be performed.

Value

File path to downloaded genome.

See Also

getGenomeSet, getProteomeSet, getCDSSet, getGenome, getProteome, getCDS, getGFF, getRNA, meta.retrieval, read_genome

Aliases
  • getCollection
Examples
# NOT RUN {
# download the collection of Arabidopsis thaliana from refseq
# and store the corresponding genome file in '_ncbi_downloads/collection'
 getCollection( db       = "refseq", 
             organism = "Arabidopsis thaliana", 
             path = file.path("_db_downloads","collections"))
# }
# NOT RUN {
# }
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