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       Bio::Search::DatabaseI - Interface for a database used in a sequence search


       Bio::Search::DatabaseI objects should not be instantiated since this module defines a pure

       Given an object that implements the Bio::Search::DatabaseI  interface, you can do the
       following things with it:

           $name = $db->name();

           $date = $db->date();

           $num_letters = $db->letters();

           $num_entries = $db->entries();


       This module defines methods for an object that provides metadata information about a
       database used for sequence searching.


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       The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods.

        Usage     : $name = $db->name();
        Purpose   : Get the name of the database searched.
        Returns   : String
        Argument  : n/a

        Usage     : $date = $db->date();
        Purpose   : Get the creation date of the queried database.
        Returns   : String
        Argument  : n/a

        Usage     : $num_letters = $db->letters();
        Purpose   : Get the number of letters in the queried database.
        Returns   : Integer
        Argument  : n/a

        Usage     : $num_entries = $db->entries();
        Purpose   : Get the number of entries in the queried database.
        Returns   : Integer
        Argument  : n/a