PhyloSoC:BioPerl integration of the NeXML exchange standard and Bio::Phylo toolkit/nexml module design

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Nexml Item Module Design (work in progress)


Currently, parsing a nexml file into Bioperl makes use of the *IO modules (AlignIO, SeqIO, and TreeIO) to load nexml represented data into Bioperl objects. These modules will handle each data type separately, but the ultimate goal is to make this easier on the user and allow the full parsing of a nexml document into a bioperl object that can contain each data type and maintain the relationships between them. To accomplish this, a Bio::Nexml module will be created that will act as a container for the different Bioperl object types. The container class will maintain relationships between the data, but will otherwise be a simple container that lets the majority of the work be done by the object classes it contains.

Data Relationships to Maintain

  • Sequences <=> Nodes
    • How to do this?
  • Alignments <=> Trees
    • How to do this?
  • Taxa <=> Trees
    • How to do this?
  • Taxa <=> Alignments
    • How to do this?
  • Taxon <=> Node
    • How to do this?