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Interspecies gene mapping

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`orthogene` is an R package for easy mapping of orthologous genes across hundreds of species. It pulls up-to-date gene ortholog mappings across **700+ organisms**. It also provides various utility functions to aggregate/expand common objects (e.g. data.frames, gene expression matrices, lists) using **1:1**, **many:1**, **1:many** or **many:many** gene mappings, both within- and between-species.

Author: Brian Schilder [cre]

Maintainer: Brian Schilder <brian_schilder at>

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


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.


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biocViews ComparativeGenomics, GeneExpression, Genetics, Phylogenetics, Preprocessing, Software, Transcriptomics
Version 1.10.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.14 (R-4.1) (2.5 years)
License GPL-3
Depends R (>= 4.1)
Imports dplyr, methods, stats, utils, Matrix, jsonlite, homologene, gprofiler2, babelgene, data.table, parallel, ggplot2, ggpubr, patchwork, DelayedArray, grr, repmis, ggtree, tools
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