Bio::MAGETAB::Protocol - MAGE-TAB protocol class
This class is used to describe experimental protocols in MAGE-TAB. It can either contain all the information about a protocol itself, or it can link to a protocol entry in a suitable database via its superclass. See the DatabaseEntry class for superclass methods.
- name (required)
The name of the protocol (data type: String).
- text (optional)
A free-text description of the protocol, giving all the steps in the procedure (data type: String).
- software (optional)
The software used in the protocol. Multiple softwares must be concatenated into a single value (data type: String).
- hardware (optional)
The hardware used in the protocol. Multiple hardwares must be concatenated into a single value (data type: String).
- protocolType (optional)
The type of the protocol ('nucleic_acid_extraction','labeling' etc.; data type: Bio::MAGETAB::ControlledTerm).
- contact (optional)
A contact for more information on the protocol. Multiple contacts must be concatenated into a single value (data type: String).
Each attribute has accessor (get_*) and mutator (set_*) methods, and also predicate (has_*) and clearer (clear_*) methods where the attribute is optional. Where an attribute represents a one-to-many relationship the mutator accepts an arrayref and the accessor returns an array.
Tim F. Rayner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This library is released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPL).