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R-side access to published microbial signatures from BugSigDB

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

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))


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 1.10.0
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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