An Introduction to BioPerl

Methods Mol Biol. 2007;406:535-48. doi: 10.1007/978-1-59745-535-0_26.


The BioPerl toolkit provides a library of hundreds of routines for processing sequence, annotation, alignment, and sequence analysis reports. It often serves as a bridge between different computational biology applications assisting the user to construct analysis pipelines. This chapter illustrates how BioPerl facilitates tasks such as writing scripts summarizing information from BLAST reports or extracting key annotation details from a GenBank sequence record.

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Programming Languages*
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface