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       Bio::PrimerDesigner::epcr - A class for accessing the epcr binary


         use Bio::PrimerDesigner::epcr;


       A low-level interface to the e-PCR binary.  Uses supplied PCR primers, DNA sequence and
       stringency parameters to predict both expected and unexpected PCR products.


       Sets up the e-PCR request for a single primer combination and returns an
       Bio::PrimerDesigner::Result object

       If the permute flag is true, all three possible primer combinations will be tested (ie:
       forward + reverse, forward + forward, reverse + reverse)

       Assembles the e-PCR config file and command-line arguments and send the e-PCR request to
       the local e-PCR binary or remote server.

       Check to make that the e-PCR binary is installed and functioning properly.  Since e-PCR
       returns nothing if no PCR product is found in the sequence, we have to be able to
       distinguish between a valid, undefined output from a functioning e-PCR and an undefined
       output for some other reason.  verify uses sham e-PCR data that is known to produce a PCR

       Defines the binary's name on the system.

       There are no aliases to list for epcr.

       Returns a list of e-PCR configuration options.  Required e-PCR input is a sequence string
       or file and the left and right primers.  Default values will be used for the remaining
       options if none are supplied.


       Copyright (C) 2003-2009 Sheldon McKay <>, Ken Youens-Clark


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