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NAME

Bio::Tools::ECnumber - representation of EC numbers (Enzyme Classification)

SYNOPSIS

  use Bio::Tools::ECnumber;

  # Creation of ECnumber objects
  my $EC1 = Bio::Tools::ECnumber->new( -ec_string => "4.3.2.1" );
  my $EC2 = Bio::Tools::ECnumber->new( -ec_string => "EC 1.1.1.1" );
  my $EC3 = Bio::Tools::ECnumber->new();

  # Copying
  my $EC4 = $EC1->copy();

  # Modification/canonicalization of ECnumber objects
  print $EC3->EC_string( "1.01.01.001" ); # Prints "1.1.1.1".

  # Stringify
  print $EC3->EC_string();
  # or
  print $EC3->to_string();

  # Test for equality
  # -- Against ECnumber object:
  if ( $EC3->is_equal( $EC2 ) ) { # Prints "equal".
      print "equal";
  }
  # -- Against string representation of EC number:
  if ( ! $EC3->is_equal( "1.1.1.-" ) ) { # Prints "not equal".
      print "not equal";
  }

  # Test for membership
  my $EC5 = Bio::Tools::ECnumber->new( -ec_string => "4.3.2.-" ); 
  # -- Against ECnumber object.
  if ( $EC1->is_member( $EC5 ) ) { # Prints "member".
      print "member"; 
  }
  # -- Against string representation of EC number.
  if ( ! $EC1->is_member( "4.3.1.-" ) ) { # Prints "not member".
      print "not member";
  }

DESCRIPTION

Bio::Tools::ECnumber is a representation of EC numbers, the numerical heirarchy for Enzyme Classification.

See http://www.chem.qmul.ac.uk/iubmb/enzyme/ for more details.

FEEDBACK

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  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 the web:

  http://bugzilla.open-bio.org/

AUTHOR

Christian M. Zmasek

Email: czmasek@gnf.org or cmzmasek@yahoo.com

WWW: http://www.genetics.wustl.edu/eddy/people/zmasek/

Address:

  Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation
  10675 John Jay Hopkins Drive
  San Diego, CA 92121

APPENDIX

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

new

 Title   : new
 Usage   : $EC1 = Bio::Tools::ECnumber->new( -ec_string => "4.3.2.1" );
           or
           $EC2 = Bio::Tools::ECnumber->new( -ec_string => "4.3.2.2",
                                             -comment   => "Is EC 4.3.2.2" );
           or                      
           $EC3 = Bio::Tools::ECnumber->new(); # EC3 is now "-.-.-.-"                      
 Function: Creates a new ECnumber object.
           Parses a EC number from "x.x.x.x", "EC x.x.x.x",
           "ECx.x.x.x", or "EC:x.x.x.x";
           x being either a positive integer or a "-".
 Returns : A new ECnumber object.
 Args    : A string representing a EC number, e.g. "4.3.2.1"
           or "EC 4.3.2.1" or "1.-.-.-".

init

 Title   : init()
 Usage   : $EC1->init(); # EC1 is now "-.-.-.-"    
 Function: Initializes this ECnumber to default values.
 Returns : 
 Args    :

copy

 Title   : copy()
 Usage   : $EC2 = $EC1->copy();
 Function: Creates a new ECnumber object which is an exact copy
           of this ECnumber.
 Returns : A copy of this ECnumber.
 Args    :

EC_string

 Title   : EC_string
 Usage   : $EC3->EC_string( "1.1.1.-" );
           or
           print $EC3->EC_string();
 Function: Set/get for string representations of EC numbers.
           Parses a EC number from "x.x.x.x", "EC x.x.x.x",
           "ECx.x.x.x", or "EC:x.x.x.x";
           x being either a positive integer or a "-".
 Returns : A string representations of a EC number.
 Args    : A string representations of a EC number.

to_string

 Title   : to_string()
 Usage   : print $EC3->to_string();
 Function: To string method for EC numbers
           (equals the "get" functionality of "EC_string").
 Returns : A string representations of a EC number.
 Args    :

is_equal

 Title   : is_equal
 Usage   : if ( $EC3->is_equal( $EC2 ) )
           or
           if ( $EC3->is_equal( "1.1.1.-" ) )
 Function: Checks whether this ECnumber is equal to the argument
           EC number (please note: "1.1.1.1" != "1.1.1.-").
 Returns : True (1) or false (0).
 Args    : A ECnumber object or a string representation of a EC number.

is_member

 Title   : is_member
 Usage   : if ( $EC1->is_member( $EC5 ) )
           or
           if ( $EC1->is_member( "4.3.-.-" ) )
 Function: Checks whether this ECnumber is a member of the (incomplete)
           argument EC number (e.g. "1.1.1.1" is a member of "1.1.1.-"
           but not of "1.1.1.2").
 Returns : True (1) or false (0).
 Args    : A ECnumber object or a string representation of a EC number.

enzyme_class

 Title   : enzyme_class
 Usage   : $EC1->enzyme_class( 1 );
           or 
           print $EC1->enzyme_class(); 
 Function: Set/get for the enzyme class number of ECnumbers.
 Returns : The enzyme class number of this ECnumber.
 Args    : A positive integer or "-".

sub_class

 Title   : sub_class
 Usage   : $EC1->sub_class( 4 );
           or 
           print $EC1->sub_class(); 
 Function: Set/get for the enzyme sub class number of ECnumbers.
 Returns : The enzyme sub class number of this ECnumber.
 Args    : A positive integer or "-".

sub_sub_class

 Title   : sub_sub_class
 Usage   : $EC1->sub_sub_class( 12 );
           or 
           print $EC1->sub_sub_class(); 
 Function: Set/get for the enzyme sub sub class number of ECnumbers.
 Returns : The enzyme sub sub class number of this ECnumber.
 Args    : A positive integer or "-".

serial_number

 Title   : serial_number
 Usage   : $EC1->serial_number( 482 );
           or 
           print $EC1->serial_number(); 
 Function: Set/get for the serial number of ECnumbers.
 Returns : The serial number of this ECnumber.
 Args    : A positive integer or "-".

comment

 Title   : comment
 Usage   : $EC1->comment( "deprecated" );
           or 
           print $EC1->comment();
 Function: Set/get for a arbitrary comment.
 Returns : A comment [scalar].
 Args    : A comment [scalar].