This document is meant for package developers wanting to submit an organism which does not already exist in GenomeInfoDb, to be a part of GenomeInfoDb.
GenomeInfoDb provides a multitude of functions to subset and access seqName mappings and styles associated with an organism. One can use the supplementary manual “GenomeInfoDb.pdf” to see such functions. Alternately if there is no support for an organism for one’s choice, one can submit a tab delimited file (as detailed by the sections below) to request their favorite organism to become a part of GenomeInfoDb package.
GenomeInfoDb already provides support for a multitude of organisms, to see a detailed list of organism and the supported seqname styles associated with those organism, one can simply run :
##  "Arabidopsis_thaliana" "Caenorhabditis_elegans" ##  "Canis_familiaris" "Cyanidioschyzon_merolae" ##  "Drosophila_melanogaster" "Homo_sapiens" ##  "Mus_musculus" "Oryza_sativa" ##  "Populus_trichocarpa" "Rattus_norvegicus" ##  "Saccharomyces_cerevisiae" "Zea_mays"
If your favorite organism does not exist in the above list, one can submit a tab delimited file in the following format and request for your organism to be added to GenomeInfoDb
The file name should be in the following format:
The columns should be tab-delimited in the following order
The entries should be in T/F format for columns circular, auto and sex.
One can look at existing organism files under GenomeInfoDb/extdata/dataFiles in their R/library to get a further idea about the format of files.
Once your file is ready, Please send your file to:
##  "Hervé Pagès <firstname.lastname@example.org>"