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Bio::DBLinkContainerI - Abstract interface for any object wanting to use database cross references


    # get an objects containing database cross reference

        foreach $obj ( @objs ) {
                if( $obj->isa('Bio::DBLinkContainerI') ) {
                        foreach $dblink ( $obj->each_DBLink() ) {
                                # do stuff


This interface defines the functions one can expect for any object wanting to use database cross-references. This class does not actually provide any implementation, it just provides the definitions of what methods one can call.

The database cross-references are implemented as Bio::Annotation::DBLink objects.


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AUTHOR - Heikki Lehvaslaiho ^

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


 Title   : each_DBLink
 Usage   : foreach $ref ( $self->each_DBlink() )
 Function: gets an array of DBlink of objects
 Example :
 Returns : an array of Bio::Annotation::DBLink objects
 Args    : none
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