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       Bio::SeqIO::strider - DNA strider sequence input/output stream


       Do not use this module directly.  Use it via the Bio::SeqIO class.


       This object can transform Bio::Seq objects to and from strider 'binary' format, as
       documented in the strider manual, in which the first 112 bytes are a header, following by
       the sequence, followed by a sequence description.

       Note: it does NOT assign any sequence identifier, since they are not contained in the byte
       stream of the file; the Strider application simply displays the name of the file on disk
       as the name of the sequence. The caller should set the id, probably based on the name of
       the file (after possibly cleaning up whitespace, which ought not to be used as the id in
       most applications).

       Note: the strider 'comment' is mapped to the BioPerl 'description' (since there is no
       other text field, and description maps to defline text).


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AUTHORS - Malcolm Cook



       Modelled after Bio::SeqIO::fasta by Ewan Birney <> and Lincoln Stein


       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    : NONE

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