NAME

Bio::SeqFeature::FeaturePair - hold pair feature information e.g. blast hits

SYNOPSIS

    my $feat  = new Bio::SeqFeature::FeaturePair(-feature1 => $f1,
                                                 -feature2 => $f2,
                                              );

    # Bio::SeqFeatureI methods can be used

    my $start = $feat->start;
    my $end   = $feat->end;

    # Bio::FeaturePair methods can be used
    my $hstart = $feat->hstart;
    my $hend   = $feat->hend;

   my $feature1 = $feat->feature1;  # returns feature1 object

DESCRIPTION

A sequence feature object where the feature is itself a feature on another sequence - e.g. a blast hit where residues 1-40 of a protein sequence SW:HBA_HUMAN has hit to bases 100 - 220 on a genomic sequence HS120G22. The genomic sequence coordinates are used to create one sequence feature $f1 and the protein coordinates are used to create feature $f2. A FeaturePair object can then be made

    my $fp = new Bio::SeqFeature::FeaturePair(-feature1 => $f1,   # genomic
                                              -feature2 => $f2,   # protein
                                              );

This object can be used as a standard Bio::SeqFeatureI in which case

    my $gstart = $fp->start  # returns start coord on feature1 - genomic seq.
    my $gend   = $fp->end    # returns end coord on feature1.

In general standard Bio::SeqFeatureI method calls return information in feature1.

Data in the feature 2 object are generally obtained using the standard methods prefixed by h (for hit!)

    my $pstart = $fp->hstart # returns start coord on feature2 = protein seq.
    my $pend   = $fp->hend   # returns end coord on feature2.

If you wish to swap feature1 and feature2 around :

    $feat->invert

so...

    $feat->start # etc. returns data in $feature2 object

No sub_SeqFeatures or tags can be stored in this object directly. Any features or tags are expected to be stored in the contained objects feature1, and feature2.

CONTACT

Ewan Birney <birney@sanger.ac.uk>

DEVELOPERS

APPENDIX

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

feature1

 Title   : feature1
 Usage   : $f = $featpair->feature1
           $featpair->feature1($feature)
 Function: Get/set for the query feature
 Returns : Bio::SeqFeatureI
 Args    : none

feature2

 Title   : feature2
 Usage   : $f = $featpair->feature2
           $featpair->feature2($feature)
 Function: Get/set for the hit feature
 Returns : Bio::SeqFeatureI
 Args    : none

start

 Title   : start
 Usage   : $start = $featpair->start
           $featpair->start(20)
 Function: Get/set on the start coordinate of feature1
 Returns : integer
 Args    : none

end

 Title   : end
 Usage   : $end = $featpair->end
           $featpair->end($end)
 Function: get/set on the end coordinate of feature1
 Returns : integer
 Args    : none

length

 Title   : length
 Usage   :
 Function:
 Example :
 Returns : 
 Args    :

strand

 Title   : strand
 Usage   : $strand = $feat->strand()
           $feat->strand($strand)
 Function: get/set on strand information, being 1,-1 or 0
 Returns : -1,1 or 0
 Args    : none

score

 Title   : score
 Usage   : $score = $feat->score()
           $feat->score($score)
 Function: get/set on score information
 Returns : float
 Args    : none if get, the new value if set

frame

 Title   : frame
 Usage   : $frame = $feat->frame()
           $feat->frame($frame)
 Function: get/set on frame information
 Returns : 0,1,2
 Args    : none if get, the new value if set

primary_tag

 Title   : primary_tag
 Usage   : $ptag = $featpair->primary_tag
 Function: get/set on the primary_tag of feature1
 Returns : 0,1,2
 Args    : none if get, the new value if set

source_tag

 Title   : source_tag
 Usage   : $tag = $feat->source_tag()
           $feat->source_tag('genscan');
 Function: Returns the source tag for a feature,
           eg, 'genscan' 
 Returns : a string 
 Args    : none

seqname

 Title   : seqname
 Usage   : $obj->seqname($newval)
 Function: There are many cases when you make a feature that you
           do know the sequence name, but do not know its actual
           sequence. This is an attribute such that you can store 
           the seqname.

           This attribute should *not* be used in GFF dumping, as
           that should come from the collection in which the seq
           feature was found.
 Returns : value of seqname
 Args    : newvalue (optional)

hseqname

 Title   : hseqname
 Usage   : $featpair->hseqname($newval)
 Function: Get/set method for the name of
           feature2.
 Returns : value of $feature2->seqname
 Args    : newvalue (optional)

hstart

 Title   : hstart
 Usage   : $start = $featpair->hstart
           $featpair->hstart(20)
 Function: Get/set on the start coordinate of feature2
 Returns : integer
 Args    : none

hend

 Title   : hend
 Usage   : $end = $featpair->hend
           $featpair->hend($end)
 Function: get/set on the end coordinate of feature2
 Returns : integer
 Args    : none

hstrand

 Title   : hstrand
 Usage   : $strand = $feat->strand()
           $feat->strand($strand)
 Function: get/set on strand information, being 1,-1 or 0
 Returns : -1,1 or 0
 Args    : none

hscore

 Title   : hscore
 Usage   : $score = $feat->score()
           $feat->score($score)
 Function: get/set on score information
 Returns : float
 Args    : none if get, the new value if set

hframe

 Title   : hframe
 Usage   : $frame = $feat->frame()
           $feat->frame($frame)
 Function: get/set on frame information
 Returns : 0,1,2
 Args    : none if get, the new value if set

hprimary_tag

 Title   : hprimary_tag
 Usage   : $ptag = $featpair->hprimary_tag
 Function: Get/set on the primary_tag of feature2
 Returns : 0,1,2
 Args    : none if get, the new value if set

hsource_tag

 Title   : hsource_tag
 Usage   : $tag = $feat->hsource_tag()
           $feat->source_tag('genscan');
 Function: Returns the source tag for a feature,
           eg, 'genscan' 
 Returns : a string 
 Args    : none

invert

 Title   : invert
 Usage   : $tag = $feat->invert
 Function: Swaps feature1 and feature2 around
 Returns : Nothing
 Args    : none

sub_SeqFeature

 Title   : sub_SeqFeature
 Usage   : Function just for complying with SeqFeatureI
 Function:
 Example :
 Returns : an empty list
 Args    :

all_tags

 Title   : all_tags
 Usage   : Function just for complying with SeqFeatureI
 Function:
 Example :
 Returns : an empty list
 Args    :