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

R-side access to published microbial signatures from BugSigDB

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

The bugsigdbr package implements convenient access to from within R/Bioconductor. The goal of the package is to facilitate import of BugSigDB data into R/Bioconductor, provide utilities for extracting microbe signatures, and enable export of the extracted signatures to plain text files in standard file formats such as GMT.

Author: Ludwig Geistlinger [aut, cre], Jennifer Wokaty [aut], Levi Waldron [aut]

Maintainer: Ludwig Geistlinger <ludwig.geistlinger at>

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


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.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

R-side access to BugSigDB HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


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Version 1.11.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.14 (R-4.1) (2.5 years)
License GPL-3
Depends R (>= 4.1)
Imports BiocFileCache, methods, vroom, utils
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