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       Bio::AlignIO::maf - Multiple Alignment Format sequence input stream


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

        use Bio::AlignIO;

        my $alignio = Bio::AlignIO->new(-fh => \*STDIN, -format => 'maf');

        while(my $aln = $alignio->next_aln()){
          my $match_line = $aln->match_line;

          print $aln, "\n";

          print $aln->length, "\n";
          print $aln->num_residues, "\n";
          print $aln->is_flush, "\n";
          print $aln->num_sequences, "\n";


          print $aln->consensus_string(60), "\n";
          print $aln->get_seq_by_pos(1)->seq, "\n";
          print $aln->match_line(), "\n";

          print "\n";


       This class constructs Bio::SimpleAlign objects from an MAF-format multiple alignment file.

       Writing in MAF format is currently unimplemented.

       Spec of MAF format is here:


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AUTHORS - Allen Day



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

        Title   : new
        Usage   : my $alignio = Bio::AlignIO->new(-format => 'maf'
                                                 -file   => '>file',
                                                 -idlength => 10,
                                                 -idlinebreak => 1);
        Function: Initialize a new L<Bio::AlignIO::maf> reader
        Returns : L<Bio::AlignIO> object
        Args    :

        Title   : next_aln
        Usage   : $aln = $stream->next_aln()
        Function: returns the next alignment in the stream.
                  Throws an exception if trying to read in PHYLIP
                  sequential format.
        Returns : L<Bio::SimpleAlign> object
        Args    :