NAME

Bio::DBLinkContainerI - Abstract interface for any object wanting to use database cross references

SYNOPSIS

    # get an objects containing database cross reference

        foreach $obj ( @objs ) {
                if( $obj->isa('Bio::DBLinkContainerI') ) {
                        foreach $dblink ( $obj->each_DBLink() ) {
                                # do stuff
                        }
                }
        }

DESCRIPTION

This interface defines the functions one can expect for any object wanting to use database cross-references. This class does not actually provide any implemention, it just provides the definitions of what methods one can call.

The database cross-references are implemented as Bio::Annotation::DBLink objects.

FEEDBACK

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AUTHOR - Heikki Lehvaslaiho

Email: heikki@ebi.ac.uk Address:

     EMBL Outstation, European Bioinformatics Institute
     Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton
     Cambs. CB10 1SD, United Kingdom 

APPENDIX

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

 Title   : each_DBLink
 Usage   : foreach $ref ( $self->each_DBlink() )
 Function: gets an array of DBlink of objects
 Example :
 Returns : an array of Bio::Annotation::DBLink objects
 Args    : none