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Ace::Sequence::Gene(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Ace::Sequence::Gene(3pm)


Ace::Sequence::Gene - Simple "Gene" Object


    # open database connection and get an Ace::Object sequence
    use Ace::Sequence;
    # get a megabase from the middle of chromosome I
    $seq = Ace::Sequence->new(-name   => 'CHROMOSOME_I,
                              -db     => $db,
                              -offset => 3_000_000,
                              -length => 1_000_000);
    # get all the genes
    @genes = $seq->genes;
    # get the exons from the first one
    @exons = $genes[0]->exons;
    # get the introns
    @introns = $genes[0]->introns
    # get the CDSs (NOT IMPLEMENTED YET!)
    @cds = $genes[0]->cds;


Ace::Sequence::Gene is a subclass of Ace::Sequence::Feature. It inherits all the methods of Ace::Sequence::Feature, but adds the ability to retrieve the annotated introns and exons of the gene.


You will not ordinarily create an Ace::Sequence::Gene object directly. Instead, objects will be created in response to a genes() call to an Ace::Sequence object.


Most methods are inherited from Ace::Sequence::Feature. The following methods are also supported:

  @exons = $gene->exons;

Return a list of Ace::Sequence::Feature objects corresponding to annotated exons.

  @introns = $gene->introns;

Return a list of Ace::Sequence::Feature objects corresponding to annotated introns.

  @cds = $gene->cds;

Return a list of Ace::Sequence::Feature objects corresponding to coding sequence. THIS IS NOT YET IMPLEMENTED.

  $relative = $gene->relative;

This turns on and off relative coordinates. By default, the exons and intron features will be returned in the coordinate system used by the gene. If relative() is set to a true value, then coordinates will be expressed as relative to the start of the gene. The first exon will (usually) be 1.


Ace, Ace::Object, Ace::Sequence,Ace::Sequence::Homol, Ace::Sequence::Feature, Ace::Sequence::FeatureList, GFF


Lincoln Stein <> with extensive help from Jean Thierry-Mieg <>

Copyright (c) 1999, Lincoln D. Stein

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See DISCLAIMER.txt for disclaimers of warranty.


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2022-02-05 perl v5.34.0