[BioRuby] spidey parser

jan aerts (RI) jan.aerts at bbsrc.ac.uk
Wed Nov 8 14:20:08 UTC 2006


I'm trying to use the spidey parser (Bio::Spidey) to find mismatches in
the sequence between mRNA and genomic sequence. For example the C/T
mismatch at the end of the last line in the snippet below.

Exon 3: 46694102-46690011 (gen)  152-4244 (mRNA)

               V  I  M  V  K  S  H  I  G  S  W  I  L  V  L

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| ||||
Y  R  P  V  D  Q  Y  S  N  Q  N  N  F  V  H  D  C  V  N  I

I couldn't find out exactly how to walk through all segments of the
alignment and get to the midline. The
Bio::Spidey::Report::SegmentPair#initialize method in the
bio/appl/spidey/report.rb file mentions that it "is designed to be
called from Bio::Spidey::Report::* classes." and that "users shall not
call it directly."

How can I walk over all segment pairs and access the mRNA and genomic
sequences as well as the midline?

Many thanks,

Dr Jan Aerts
Bioinformatics Group
Roslin Institute
Roslin, Scotland, UK
+44 131 527 4200

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