This package provides an interface to the NCBI Taxonomy. When
installed, it will download the latest version of the taxonomy files from the
ftp service. To update the version of the taxonomy you use, you need to
build the package again.
Please note that the taxonomy dump is a big download. If the
NCBITAXONOMY_PATH is not set, it will be stored in the package folder under
.julia directory, which is a bad idea. We strongly recommend editing
This package is developed as part of the activities of the Viral Emergence Research Initiative (VERENA) consortium, with financial support from the Institut de Valorisation des Données (IVADO) at Université de Montréal.