Provided by: libbio-perl-perl_1.7.2-2_all bug


       Bio::SeqIO::embldriver - EMBL sequence input/output stream


       It is probably best not to use this object directly, but rather go through the SeqIO
       handler system. Go:

           $stream = Bio::SeqIO->new(-file => $filename, -format => 'embldriver');

           while ( (my $seq = $stream->next_seq()) ) {
               # do something with $seq


       This object can transform Bio::Seq objects to and from EMBL flat file databases.

       There is a lot of flexibility here about how to dump things which should be documented
       more fully.

       There should be a common object that this and Genbank share (probably with Swissprot). Too
       much of the magic is identical.

   Optional functions
          (output only) shows the dna or not

          (output only) provides a sorting func which is applied to the FTHelpers before printing

          This is function which is called as

             print "ID   ", $func($annseq), "\n";

          To generate the ID line. If it is not there, it generates a sensible ID line using a
          number of tools.

          If you want to output annotations in EMBL format they need to be stored in a
          Bio::Annotation::Collection object which is accessible through the Bio::SeqI interface
          method annotation().

          The following are the names of the keys which are polled from a
          Bio::Annotation::Collection object.

           reference  - Should contain Bio::Annotation::Reference objects
           comment    - Should contain Bio::Annotation::Comment objects
           dblink     - Should contain Bio::Annotation::DBLink objects


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AUTHOR - Ewan Birney



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

        Title   : next_seq
        Usage   : $seq = $stream->next_seq()
        Function: returns the next sequence in the stream
        Returns : Bio::Seq object
        Args    :

        Title   : write_seq
        Usage   : $stream->write_seq($seq)
        Function: writes the $seq object (must be seq) to the stream
        Returns : 1 for success and 0 for error
        Args    : array of 1 to n Bio::SeqI objects

        Title   : seqhandler
        Usage   : $stream->seqhandler($handler)
        Function: Get/Set the Bio::Seq::HandlerBaseI object
        Returns : Bio::Seq::HandlerBaseI
        Args    : Bio::Seq::HandlerBaseI