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This is the development version of Rbwa; for the stable release version, see Rbwa.

R wrapper for BWA-backtrack and BWA-MEM aligners

Bioconductor version: Development (3.19)

Provides an R wrapper for BWA alignment algorithms. Both BWA-backtrack and BWA-MEM are available. Convenience function to build a BWA index from a reference genome is also provided. Currently not supported for Windows machines.

Author: Jean-Philippe Fortin [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Jean-Philippe Fortin <fortin946 at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("Rbwa")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))

# The following initializes usage of Bioc devel


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


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An introduction to Rbwa HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Alignment, Sequencing, Software
Version 1.7.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.15 (R-4.2) (2 years)
License MIT + file LICENSE
Depends R (>= 4.1)
System Requirements GNU make
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