Question: Gramene now available via biomaRt
gravatar for Steffen Durinck
12.4 years ago by
Steffen Durinck580 wrote:
Dear biomaRt users, I would like to notify you that the Gramene database has recently been added to the BioMart central service which makes this database available to us through biomaRt. Gramene, is a resource for comparative grass genomics and includes Maize, Rice and also Arabidopsis. Here is a short example using Gramene: > library(biomaRt) > listMarts() name version 1 ensembl ENSEMBL 42 GENE (SANGER) 2 compara_mart_homology_42 ENSEMBL 42 HOMOLOGY (SANGER) 3 compara_mart_pairwise_ga_42 ENSEMBL 42 PAIRWISE ALIGNMENTS (SANGER) 4 snp ENSEMBL 42 VARIATION (SANGER) 5 vega VEGA 21 (SANGER) 6 uniprot UNIPROT PROTOTYPE (EBI) 7 msd MSD PROTOTYPE (EBI) 8 wormbase_current WORMBASE 167 (CSHL) 9 ENSEMBL_MART_ENSEMBL GRAMENE (CSHL) 10 dicty DICTYBASE (NORTHWESTERN) > gramene = useMart('ENSEMBL_MART_ENSEMBL') > listDatasets(gramene) dataset description version 1 osativa_snp Rice Polymorphisms (SNPs) 2 athaliana_gene_ensembl Arabidopsis Gene Models (TAIR6) TAIR6 3 osativa_gene_ensembl Rice Gene Models (TIGRv4) TIGR 4 zmays_gene_ensembl Maize Gene Models (Gramene FGENESH) BAC01 gramene = useMart('ENSEMBL_MART_ENSEMBL', dataset='athaliana_gene_ensembl') > ath1 = c("261578_at","257476_at","257524_at","259129_at") > result = getBM(attributes=c("affy_ath1_id","tair_id","chromosome_name","start_p osition","description"), filters="affy_ath1", values=ath1, mart=gramene) > result[9,] affy_ath1_id tair_id chromosome_name start_position 9 259129_at AT3G02150.1-TAIR 3 391098 description 9 PTF1 (PLASTID TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR 1); transcription factor; a chloroplast trans-acting factor of the psbD light-responsive promoter. Regards, Steffen
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ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.7 years ago by maialiaeb0 • written 12.4 years ago by Steffen Durinck580
Answer: Gramene now available via biomaRt
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2.7 years ago by
maialiaeb0 wrote:


I'm having a problem with the rice genes database.

I'm using Package biomaRt version 2.30.0

R 3.3.1

> source("")
> biocLite("biomaRt")

> library(biomaRt)
> listMarts()

               biomart               version
1 ENSEMBL_MART_ENSEMBL      Ensembl Genes 86
2   ENSEMBL_MART_MOUSE      Mouse strains 86
3     ENSEMBL_MART_SNP  Ensembl Variation 86
4 ENSEMBL_MART_FUNCGEN Ensembl Regulation 86
5    ENSEMBL_MART_VEGA               Vega 66

And when I use:

> gramene = useMart('ENSEMBL_MART_ENSEMBL')

> listDatasets(gramene)

I don't get the same list, I don't get any of the gramene datasets.

Maybe I got a version problem, not sure. 

Thanks for the help

Kind regards,


ADD COMMENTlink written 2.7 years ago by maialiaeb0

Hi Maia,

When using the Bioconductor support site, it's typically better to ask your question as a new topic, rather than posting an 'answer' to a message that was written nearly 10 years ago.  Members of this site are far more likely to notice and reply to a new question as opposed to something dredged up from the depths of time.

Perhaps you would consider re-posting the question as a new topic?

ADD REPLYlink modified 2.7 years ago • written 2.7 years ago by Mike Smith3.7k

Hi Mike, yes, I will do that, thanks for the advice!


ADD REPLYlink written 2.7 years ago by maialiaeb0
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