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Bio::Assembly::IO::phrap - driver to load phrap.out files.


    # Building an input stream
    use Bio::Assembly::IO;

    # Assembly loading methods
    $io = Bio::Assembly::IO->new(-file=>"SGC0-424.phrap.out",

    $assembly = $io->next_assembly;


This package was developed to load the phrap.out files from the (phred/phrap/consed) package by Phill Green. This files contain just the messages printed to standard out by phrap when building an assembly. This output is redirected by phredPhrap perl-script to a file in the project's directory and hold some bit of information regarding assembly quality, connections between contigs and clone's position inside contigs. It should be noted that such files have no data about the sequence. neither for contig consensus nor for any aligned sequence. Anyway, such information may be loaded from Fasta files in the projects directory and added to the assembly object later.

Note that, because no sequence is loaded for the contig consensus and locations for aligned sequences are only given in "ungapped consensus" coordinates in a phrap.out file, you can't make coordinate changes in assemblies loaded by pharp.pm, unless you add an aligned coordinates for each sequence to each contig's features collection yourself. See Bio::Assembly::Contig::Coordinate_Systems and Bio::Assembly::Contig::Feature_collection..

This driver also loads singlets into the assembly contigs as Bio::Assembly::Singlet objects, altough without their sequence strings. It also adds a feature for the entire sequence, thus storing the singlet length in its end position, and adds a tag '_nof_trimmed_nonX' to the feature, which stores the number of non-vector bases in the singlet.


Assemblies are loaded into Bio::Assembly::Scaffold objects composed by Bio::Assembly::Contig objects. No features are added to Bio::Assembly::Contig "_aligned_coord:$seqID" feature class, therefore you can't make coordinate changes in contigs loaded by this module. Contig objects created by this module will have the following special feature classes, identified by their primary tags, in their features collection:

"_main_contig_feature:$ID" : main feature for contig $ID. This feature is used to store information about the entire consensus sequence. This feature always start at base 1 and its end position is the consensus sequence length. A tag, 'trimmed_length' holds the length of the trimmed good quality region inside the consensus sequence.

"_covered_region:$index" : coordinates for valid clones inside the contig. $index is the covered region number, starting at 1 for the covered region closest to the consensus sequence first base.

"_unalign_coord:$seqID" : location of a sequence in "ungapped consensus" coordinates (consensus sequence without gaps). Primary and secondary scores, indel and substitutions statistics are stored as feature tags.

"_internal_clones:$cloneID" : clones inside contigs $cloneID should be used as the unique id for each clone. These features have six tags: '_1st_name', which is the id of the upstream (5') aligned sequence delimiting the clone; '_1st_strand', the upstream sequence strand in the alignment; '_2nd_name', downstream (3') sequence id; '_2nd_strand', the downstream sequence strand in the alignment; '_length', unaligned clone length; '_rejected', a boolean flag, which is false if the clone is valid and true if it was rejected.

All coordinates for the features above are expressed as "ungapped consensus" coordinates (See Bio::Assembly::Contig::Coordinate_Systems..

Feature collection



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


 Title   : next_assembly
 Usage   : $unigene = $stream->next_assembly()
 Function: returns the next assembly in the stream
 Returns : Bio::Assembly::Scaffold object
 Args    : NONE

write_assembly (NOT IMPLEMENTED)

    Title   : write_assembly
    Usage   : $ass_io->write_assembly($assembly)
    Function: Write the assembly object in Phrap compatible ACE format
    Returns : 1 on success, 0 for error
    Args    : A Bio::Assembly::Scaffold object