Bio::MAGETAB::Reporter - MAGE-TAB reporter class
This class is used to store information on array reporter elements in MAGE-TAB. These elements typically correspond to probe sequences, or in simple cases they may map directly to biologically interesting sequences (e.g., genes). See the DesignElement class for superclass methods.
- name (required)
The name of the reporter (data type: String).
- sequence (optional)
The actual reporter sequence (usually DNA; data type: String).
- compositeElements (optional)
A list of CompositeElements composed wholly or in part of this reporter (data type: Bio::MAGETAB::CompositeElement).
- databaseEntries (optional)
A list of database entries for the reporter sequence (data type: Bio::MAGETAB::DatabaseEntry).
- controlType (optional)
Where the reporter describes a control probe, this attribute should be used to give its type (e.g., 'control_buffer'; data type: Bio::MAGETAB::ControlledTerm).
- groups (optional)
A list of arbitrary groups to which the reporter belongs. Typically these groups may describe which probes are experimental and which are controls; another use might be to indicate the source species of a probe on a multi-species array design (data type: Bio::MAGETAB::ControlledTerm).
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 <email@example.com>
This library is released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPL).