NAME

Bio::DB::GDB - Database object interface to GDB HTTP query

SYNOPSIS

    $gdb = new Bio::DB::GDB;

    $info = $gdb->get_info(-type=>'marker',
                             -id=>'D1S243'); # Marker name

   print "genbank id is ", $info->{'gdbid'},
    "\nprimers are (fwd, rev) ", join(",", @{$info->{'primers'}}), 
    "\nproduct length is ", $info->{'length'}, "\n";

DESCRIPTION

This class allows connections to the Genome Database (GDB) and queries to retrieve any database objects. See http://www.gdb.org/ or any mirror for details.

FEEDBACK

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User feedback is an integral part of the evolution of this and other Bioperl modules. Send your comments and suggestions preferably to one of the Bioperl mailing lists. Your participation is much appreciated.

  bioperl-l@bioperl.org              - General discussion
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Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to the Bioperl bug tracking system to help us keep track the bugs and their resolution. Bug reports can be submitted via email or the web:

  bioperl-bugs@bio.perl.org
  http://bio.perl.org/bioperl-bugs/

AUTHOR - Jason Stajich

Email jason@chg.mc.duke.edu

APPENDIX

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

ua

 Title   : ua
 Usage   : my $ua = $self->ua or 
           $self->ua($ua)
 Function: Get/Set a LWP::UserAgent for use
 Returns : reference to LWP::UserAgent Object
 Args    : $ua - must be a LWP::UserAgent

get_params

 Title   : get_params
 Usage   : my %params = $self->get_params($mode)
 Function: Returns key,value pairs to be passed to query
            for mode ('marker', 'gene')
 Returns : a key,value pair hash
 Args    : 'marker' or 'gene' mode for retrieval

get_info

 Title   : get_info
 Usage   : my $info = $self->get_info(-type => 'marker',
                                      -id   => 'D1S234'); 
 Function: Returns key,value pairs specific
 Returns : a key,value pair hash
 Args    : -type => 'marker' or 'gene' mode for retrieval
           -id   => unique id to query for

get_request

 Title   : get_request
 Usage   : my $url = $self->get_request
 Function: HTTP::Request
 Returns : 
 Args    : %qualifiers = a hash of qualifiers (ids, format, etc)