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Bio::Tools::Analysis::DNA::ESEfinder(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Bio::Tools::Analysis::DNA::ESEfinder(3pm)


Bio::Tools::Analysis::DNA::ESEfinder - a wrapper around ESEfinder server


  use Bio::Tools::Analysis::DNA::ESEfinder;
  use strict;
  my $seq; # a Bio::PrimarySeqI or Bio::SeqI object
  $seq = Bio::Seq->new(
       -primary_id => 'test',
  my $ese_finder = Bio::Tools::Analysis::DNA::ESEfinder->
      new(-seq => $seq);
  # run ESEfinder prediction on a DNA sequence
  die "Could not get a result"
      unless $ese_finder->status =~ /^COMPLETED/;
  print $ese_finder->result;      # print raw prediction to STDOUT
  foreach my $feat ( $ese_finder->result('Bio::SeqFeatureI') ) {
      # do something to SeqFeature
      # e.g. print as GFF
      print $feat->gff_string, "\n";
      # or store within the sequence - if it is a Bio::SeqI


This class is a wrapper around the ESEfinder web server which uses experimentally defined scoring matrices to identify possible exonic splicing enhancers in human transcripts.

The results can be retrieved in 4 ways.

"$ese_finder->result('')" retrieves the raw text output of the program
"$ese_finder->result('all')" returns a Bio::Seq::Meta::Array object with prediction scores for all residues in the sequence
"$ese_finder->result('Bio::SeqFeatureI')" returns an array of Bio::SeqFeature objects for sequences with significant scores. Feature tags are score, motif, SR_protein and method
"$ese_finder->result('raw')" returns an array of significant matches with each element being a reference to [SR_protein, position, motif, score]

See <>

This the second implementation of Bio::SimpleAnalysisI which hopefully will make it easier to write wrappers on various services. This class uses a web resource and therefore inherits from Bio::WebAgent.


Bio::SimpleAnalysisI, Bio::WebAgent


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2018-10-27 perl v5.26.2