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Mass Spectrometry Data Backend for Mascot Generic Format (mgf) Files

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

Mass spectrometry (MS) data backend supporting import and export of MS/MS spectra data from Mascot Generic Format (mgf) files. Objects defined in this package are supposed to be used with the Spectra Bioconductor package. This package thus adds mgf file support to the Spectra package.

Author: RforMassSpectrometry Package Maintainer [cre], Laurent Gatto [aut] , Johannes Rainer [aut] , Sebastian Gibb [aut] , Michael Witting [ctb] , Adriano Rutz [ctb]

Maintainer: RforMassSpectrometry Package Maintainer <maintainer at>

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


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

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


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:

Description and usage of MsBackendMgf HTML R Script
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biocViews DataImport, Infrastructure, MassSpectrometry, Metabolomics, Proteomics, Software
Version 1.12.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.13 (R-4.1) (3 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.0), Spectra(>= 1.5.14)
Imports ProtGenerics(>= 1.35.3), BiocParallel, S4Vectors, IRanges, MsCoreUtils, methods, stats
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