Bio::DB::Ace(3) Database object interface to ACeDB servers


$db = Bio::DB::Ace->new( -server => '', port => '120000');
$seq = $db->get_Seq_by_id('J00522'); # Unique ID
# or ...
$seq = $db->get_Seq_by_acc('J00522'); # Accession Number


This provides a standard BioPerl database access to Ace, using Lincoln Steins excellent AcePerl module. You need to download and install the aceperl module from

before this interface will work.

This interface is designed at the moment to work through a aceclient/aceserver type mechanism


Download the latest aceperl tar file, gunzip/untar and cd into the directory. This is a standard CPAN-style directory, so if you go

  Perl Makefile.PL
  <become root>
  make install

Then you will have installed Aceperl. Use the PREFIX mechanism to install elsewhere.


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User feedback is an integral part of the evolution of this and other Bioperl modules. Send your comments and suggestions preferably
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Please direct usage questions or support issues to the mailing list:

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rather than to the module maintainer directly. Many experienced and reponsive experts will be able look at the problem and quickly address it. Please include a thorough description of the problem with code and data examples if at all possible.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to the Bioperl bug tracking system to help us keep track the bugs and their resolution. Bug reports can be submitted via the web:

AUTHOR - Ewan Birney

Email [email protected]


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


 Title   : get_Seq_by_id
 Usage   : $seq = $db->get_Seq_by_id($uid);
 Function: Gets a Bio::Seq object by its unique identifier/name
 Returns : a Bio::Seq object
 Args    : $id : the id (as a string) of the desired sequence entry


  Title   : get_Seq_by_acc
  Usage   : $seq = $db->get_Seq_by_acc($acc);
  Function: Gets a Bio::Seq object by its accession number
  Returns : a Bio::Seq object
  Args    : $acc : the accession number of the desired sequence entry


  Title   : _aceobj
  Usage   : $ace = $db->_aceobj();
  Function: Get/Set on the acedb object
  Returns : Ace object
  Args    : New value of the ace object