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NAME ^

Bio::Map::GenePosition - A typed position, suitable for modelling the various regions of a gene.

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Bio::Map::GenePosition;
    use Bio::Map::GeneMap;

    # say that the first transcript of a particular gene on a particular map
    # (species) is 1000bp long
    my $map = Bio::Map:GeneMap->get(-universal_name => 'BRCA2',
                                    -species => 'human');
    my $gene = $map->gene;
    Bio::Map::GenePosition->new(-map => $map, 
                                -element => $gene,
                                -start => 0,
                                -length => 1000,
                                -type => 'transcript');

    # say that the coding region of the gene starts 30bp into the first
    # transcript
    Bio::Map::GenePosition->new(-map => $map, 
                                -element => $gene,
                                -start => 30,
                                -length => 600,
                                -type => 'coding');

    # A GenePosition isa PositionWithSequence, so can have sequence associated
    # with it
    my $exon = Bio::Map::GenePosition->new(-map => $map, 
                                -element => $gene,
                                -start => 0,
                                -type => 'exon',
                                -seq => 'ATGGGGTGGG');
    my $length = $exon->length; # $length is 10

DESCRIPTION ^

Define where various sub-regions (transcripts, exons, introns etc.) of a gene are. Do this so that you can then go onto to model other mappable elements as having positions 20bp upstream of transcript 2, or 10bp into intron 3 etc., all without having to know the absolute position of anything.

See Bio::Map::GeneRelative and t/Map/Map.t for more example usage.

FEEDBACK ^

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rather than to the module maintainer directly. Many experienced and reponsive experts will be able look at the problem and quickly address it. Please include a thorough description of the problem with code and data examples if at all possible.

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AUTHOR - Sendu Bala ^

Email bix@sendu.me.uk

APPENDIX ^

The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _

new

 Title   : new
 Usage   : my $obj = Bio::Map::GenePosition->new();
 Function: Builds a new Bio::Map::GenePosition object 
 Returns : Bio::Map::GenePosition
 Args    : -map      => Bio::Map::GeneMap object
           -element  => Bio::Map::Gene object
           -relative => Bio::Map::GeneRelative object
           -type     => 'transcript|coding|exon|intron', REQUIRED
           -seq      => string, length of this string will set the length
                        of this position's range

           * If this position has no range, or if a single value can describe
             the range *
           -value => scalar             : something that describes the single
                                          point position or range of this
                                          Position, most likely an int

           * Or if this position has a range, at least two of *
           -start => int                : value of the start co-ordinate
           -end => int                  : value of the end co-ordinate
           -length => int               : length of the range

map

 Title   : map
 Usage   : my $map = $position->map();
           $position->map($map);
 Function: Get/set the map the position is in.
 Returns : L<Bio::Map::MapI>
 Args    : none to get
           new L<Bio::Map::MapI> to set

element

 Title   : element
 Usage   : my $element = $position->element();
           $position->element($element);
 Function: Get/set the element the position is for.
 Returns : L<Bio::Map::MappableI>
 Args    : none to get
           new L<Bio::Map::MappableI> to set

type

 Title   : type
 Usage   : my $type = $position->type();
           $position->type($type);
 Function: Get/set the type of this position.
 Returns : string
 Args    : none to get, OR
           string transcript|coding|exon|intron to set

relative

  Title   : relative
  Usage   : my $relative = $position->relative();
            $position->relative($relative);
  Function: Get/set the thing this Position's coordinates (numerical(), start(),
            end()) are relative to, as described by a RelativeI object.
  Returns : Bio::Map::GeneRelative. The default GeneRelative returned has a
            meaning that depends on the type() of GenePosition this is:
            'transcript'         : "relative to the start of the gene on the
                                    Position's map"
            'coding|exon|intron' : "relative to the start of the default
                                    transcript of the gene on the Position's map"
  Args    : none to get, OR
            Bio::Map::GeneRelative to set

seq

 Title   : seq
 Usage   : my $string = $position->seq();
 Function: Get/set the sequence as a string of letters. If no sequence is
           manually set by you, the position's map will be asked for the
           sequence, and if available, that will be returned.
 Returns : scalar
 Args    : Optionally on set the new value (a string). An optional second
           argument presets the alphabet (otherwise it will be guessed).
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