GET info/biotypes/:species

List the functional classifications of gene models that Ensembl associates with a particular species. Useful for restricting the type of genes/transcripts retrieved by other endpoints.

Parameters

Required

NameTypeDescriptionDefaultExample Values
species String Species name/alias - homo_sapiens

Optional

NameTypeDescriptionDefaultExample Values
callback String Name of the callback subroutine to be returned by the requested JSONP response. Required ONLY when using JSONP as the serialisation method. Please see the user guide. - randomlygeneratedname

Example Requests

/info/biotypes/homo_sapiens?content-type=application/json


use strict;
use warnings;

use HTTP::Tiny;

my $http = HTTP::Tiny->new();

my $server = 'http://rest.ensembl.org';
my $ext = '/info/biotypes/homo_sapiens?';
my $response = $http->get($server.$ext, {
  headers => { 'Content-type' => 'application/json' }
});

die "Failed!\n" unless $response->{success};


use JSON;
use Data::Dumper;
if(length $response->{content}) {
  my $hash = decode_json($response->{content});
  local $Data::Dumper::Terse = 1;
  local $Data::Dumper::Indent = 1;
  print Dumper $hash;
  print "\n";
}

import requests, sys

server = "http://rest.ensembl.org"
ext = "/info/biotypes/homo_sapiens?"

r = requests.get(server+ext, headers={ "Content-Type" : "application/json"})

if not r.ok:
  r.raise_for_status()
  sys.exit()

decoded = r.json()
print repr(decoded)

import requests, sys

server = "http://rest.ensembl.org"
ext = "/info/biotypes/homo_sapiens?"

r = requests.get(server+ext, headers={ "Content-Type" : "application/json"})

if not r.ok:
  r.raise_for_status()
  sys.exit()

decoded = r.json()
print(repr(decoded))

require 'net/http'
require 'uri'

server='http://rest.ensembl.org'
path = '/info/biotypes/homo_sapiens?'

url = URI.parse(server)
http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)

request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(path, {'Content-Type' => 'application/json'})

response = http.request(request)

if response.code != "200"
  puts "Invalid response: #{response.code}"
  puts response.body
  exit
end


require 'rubygems'
require 'json'
require 'yaml'

result = JSON.parse(response.body)
puts YAML::dump(result)

import java.net.URL;
import java.net.URLConnection;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.Reader;


public class EnsemblRest {

  public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
    String server = "http://rest.ensembl.org";
    String ext = "/info/biotypes/homo_sapiens?";
    URL url = new URL(server + ext);

    URLConnection connection = url.openConnection();
    HttpURLConnection httpConnection = (HttpURLConnection)connection;
    
    httpConnection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json");
    

    InputStream response = connection.getInputStream();
    int responseCode = httpConnection.getResponseCode();

    if(responseCode != 200) {
      throw new RuntimeException("Response code was not 200. Detected response was "+responseCode);
    }

    String output;
    Reader reader = null;
    try {
      reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(response, "UTF-8"));
      StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder();
      char[] buffer = new char[8192];
      int read;
      while ((read = reader.read(buffer, 0, buffer.length)) > 0) {
        builder.append(buffer, 0, read);
      }
      output = builder.toString();
    } 
    finally {
        if (reader != null) try {
          reader.close(); 
        } catch (IOException logOrIgnore) {
          logOrIgnore.printStackTrace();
        }
    }

    System.out.println(output);
  }
}


curl 'http://rest.ensembl.org/info/biotypes/homo_sapiens?' -H 'Content-type:application/json'

wget -q --header='Content-type:application/json' 'http://rest.ensembl.org/info/biotypes/homo_sapiens?'  -O -

Resource Information

MethodsGET
Response formatsjson
xml
jsonp