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Bio::BioEntry - DESCRIPTION of Object


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


 Title   : new
 Usage   : my $obj = Bio::BioEntry->new();
 Function: Builds a new Bio::BioEntry object 
 Returns : an instance of Bio::BioEntry
 Args    :

Methods for Bio::IdentifiableI compliance


 Title   : object_id
 Usage   : $string    = $obj->object_id()
 Function: a string which represents the stable primary identifier
           in this namespace of this object. For DNA sequences this
           is its accession_number, similarly for protein sequences

           This is aliased to accession_number().
 Returns : A scalar


 Title   : version
 Usage   : $version    = $obj->version()
 Function: a number which differentiates between versions of
           the same object. Higher numbers are considered to be
           later and more relevant, but a single object described
           the same identifier should represent the same concept

 Returns : A number


 Title   : authority
 Usage   : $authority    = $obj->authority()
 Function: a string which represents the organisation which
           granted the namespace, written as the DNS name for  
           organisation (eg,

 Returns : A scalar


 Title   : namespace
 Usage   : $string    = $obj->namespace()
 Function: A string representing the name space this identifier
           is valid in, often the database name or the name
           describing the collection 

 Returns : A scalar

Methods for Bio::DescribableI compliance


 Title   : display_name
 Usage   : $string    = $obj->display_name()
 Function: A string which is what should be displayed to the user
           the string should have no spaces (ideally, though a cautious
           user of this interface would not assumme this) and should be
           less than thirty characters (though again, double checking 
           this is a good idea)

           This is aliased to display_id().
 Returns : A scalar


 Title   : description
 Usage   : $string    = $obj->description()
 Function: A text string suitable for displaying to the user a 
           description. This string is likely to have spaces, but
           should not have any newlines or formatting - just plain
           text. The string should not be greater than 255 characters
           and clients can feel justified at truncating strings at 255
           characters for the purposes of display

           This is aliased to desc().
 Returns : A scalar