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       Bio::Map::MarkerI - Interface for basic marker functionality


           # do not use this module directly
           # See Bio::Map::Marker for an example of
           # implementation.


       A Marker is a Bio::Map::Mappable with some properties particular to markers.  It also
       offers a number of convienience methods to make dealing with map elements easier.


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AUTHOR - Jason Stajich



       Heikki Lehvaslaiho heikki-at-bioperl-dot-org Lincoln Stein Jason
       Stajich Chad Matsalla Sendu


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

        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

        Title   : position
        Usage   : my $position = $mappable->position();
        Function: Get/Set the Position of this Marker (where it is on which map),
                  purging all other positions before setting.
        Returns : L<Bio::Map::PositionI>
        Args    : Bio::Map::PositionI
                  Bio::Map::MapI AND
                  scalar, but only if the marker has a default map

        Title   : positions
        Usage   : $marker->positions([$pos1, $pos2, $pos3]);
        Function: Add multiple Bio::Map::PositionI to this marker
        Returns : n/a
        Args    : array ref of $map/value tuples or array ref of Bio::Map::PositionI

        Title   : default_map
        Usage   : my $map = $marker->default_map();
        Function: Get/Set the default map for the marker.
        Returns : L<Bio::Map::MapI>
        Args    : [optional] new L<Bio::Map::MapI>

        Title   : in_map
        Usage   : if ( $marker->in_map($map) ) {}
        Function: Tests if this marker is found on a specific map
        Returns : boolean
        Args    : a map unique id OR Bio::Map::MapI