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       Bio::Map::CytoMarker - An object representing a marker.


         $o_usat = Bio::Map::CytoMarker->new(-name=>'Chad Super Marker 2',
                                        -position => $pos);


       This object handles markers with a position in a cytogenetic map known.  This marker will
       have a name and a position.


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AUTHOR - Heikki Lehvaslaiho

       Email heikki-at-bioperl-dot-org


       Chad Matsalla Lincoln Stein
       Jason Stajich Sendu Bala


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

   Bio::Map::MarkerI methods
        Title   : get_position_class
        Usage   : my $position = $marker->get_position_object();
        Function: To get an object of the default Position class
                  for this Marker. Subclasses should redefine this method.
                  The Position returned needs to be a L<Bio::Map::PositionI> with
                          -element set to self.
        Returns : L<Bio::Map::PositionI>
        Args    : none for an 'empty' PositionI object, optionally
                  Bio::Map::MapI and value string to set the Position's -map and -value

   Comparison methods
       The numeric values for cutogeneic loctions go from the p tip of chromosome 1, down to the
       q tip and similarly throgh consecutive chromosomes, through X and end the the q tip of X.
       See Bio::Map::CytoPosition::cytorange for more details.

   New methods
        Title   : get_chr
        Usage   : my $mychr = $marker->get_chr();
        Function: Read only method for the  chromosome string of the location.
                  A shortcut to $marker->position->chr().
        Returns : chromosome value
        Args    : [optional] new chromosome value