The goal of yatah is to manage taxonomy when lineages are described with strings and ranks separated with special patterns like |*__ or ;*__.

For instance, the well-known Escherichia coli could be coded as k__Bacteria|p__Proteobacteria|c__Gammaproteobacteria|o__Enterobacteriales|f__Enterobacteriaceae|g__Escherichia|s__Escherichia_coli.

Installation

You can install the development version from GitHub with:

# install.packages("remotes")
remotes::install_github("abichat/yatah")

Example

library(yatah)
lineages <- c(
  "k__Bacteria|p__Actinobacteria|c__Actinobacteria|o__Coriobacteriales",
  "k__Bacteria|p__Bacteroidetes|c__Bacteroidia|o__Bacteroidales",
  "k__Bacteria|p__Bacteroidetes|c__Flavobacteriia|o__Flavobacteriales",
  "k__Bacteria|p__Firmicutes|c__Bacilli|o__Bacillales",
  "k__Bacteria|p__Firmicutes|c__Bacilli|o__Lactobacillales",
  "k__Bacteria|p__Firmicutes|c__Clostridia|o__Clostridiales",
  "k__Bacteria|p__Proteobacteria|c__Epsilonproteobacteria|o__Campylobacterales",
  "k__Bacteria|p__Proteobacteria|c__Gammaproteobacteria|o__Enterobacteriales",
  "k__Bacteria|p__Proteobacteria|c__Gammaproteobacteria|o__Pseudomonadales"
)
  • is_rank() checks if the lineages are of the desired rank.
is_rank(lineages, rank = "order")
#> [1] TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE
is_rank(lineages, rank = "species")
#> [1] FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE
  • is_clade() checks if the lineages belong to the desired clade.
is_clade(lineages, clade = "Proteobacteria", rank = "phylum")
#> [1] FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE  TRUE  TRUE  TRUE
last_clade(lineages)
#> [1] "Coriobacteriales"  "Bacteroidales"     "Flavobacteriales"  "Bacillales"        "Lactobacillales"  
#> [6] "Clostridiales"     "Campylobacterales" "Enterobacteriales" "Pseudomonadales"
all_clades(lineages, simplify = TRUE)
#>  [1] "Actinobacteria"        "Actinobacteria"        "Bacillales"            "Bacilli"              
#>  [5] "Bacteria"              "Bacteroidales"         "Bacteroidetes"         "Bacteroidia"          
#>  [9] "Campylobacterales"     "Clostridia"            "Clostridiales"         "Coriobacteriales"     
#> [13] "Enterobacteriales"     "Epsilonproteobacteria" "Firmicutes"            "Flavobacteriales"     
#> [17] "Flavobacteriia"        "Gammaproteobacteria"   "Lactobacillales"       "Proteobacteria"       
#> [21] "Pseudomonadales"
  • taxtable() computes the taxonomic table corresponding to the lineages.
table <- taxtable(lineages)
table
#>    kingdom         phylum                 class             order
#> 1 Bacteria Actinobacteria        Actinobacteria  Coriobacteriales
#> 2 Bacteria  Bacteroidetes           Bacteroidia     Bacteroidales
#> 3 Bacteria  Bacteroidetes        Flavobacteriia  Flavobacteriales
#> 4 Bacteria     Firmicutes               Bacilli        Bacillales
#> 5 Bacteria     Firmicutes               Bacilli   Lactobacillales
#> 6 Bacteria     Firmicutes            Clostridia     Clostridiales
#> 7 Bacteria Proteobacteria Epsilonproteobacteria Campylobacterales
#> 8 Bacteria Proteobacteria   Gammaproteobacteria Enterobacteriales
#> 9 Bacteria Proteobacteria   Gammaproteobacteria   Pseudomonadales
  • taxtree() computes the taxonomic tree (format phylo) from a taxonomic table.
tree <- taxtree(table)
tree
#> 
#> Phylogenetic tree with 9 tips and 6 internal nodes.
#> 
#> Tip labels:
#>  Coriobacteriales, Bacteroidales, Flavobacteriales, Bacillales, Lactobacillales, Clostridiales, ...
#> Node labels:
#> [1] "Bacteria"            "Bacteroidetes"       "Firmicutes"          "Bacilli"             "Proteobacteria"     
#> [6] "Gammaproteobacteria"
#> 
#> Rooted; includes branch lengths.
plot(tree, show.node.label = TRUE)

Separator

If you want to change the default separator from | to, e.g., ;, use options(yatah_sep = ";"). Reset it with options(yatah_sep = "\\|").