Data collection: RFAM

nucleotide domain

General information

Recommended name RFAM
Alternative name(s)
  • RNA Family Database
Description The Rfam database is a collection of RNA families, each represented by multiple sequence alignments, consensus secondary structures and covariance models (CMs). The families in Rfam break down into three broad functional classes: non-coding RNA genes, structured cis-regulatory elements and self-splicing RNAs. Typically these functional RNAs often have a conserved secondary structure which may be better preserved than the RNA sequence. The CMs used to describe each family are a slightly more complicated relative of the profile hidden Markov models (HMMs) used by Pfam. CMs can simultaneously model RNA sequence and the structure in an elegant and accurate fashion.
Identifier pattern^RF\d{5}$
Registry identifierMIR:00000409

Identification schemes

Namespace rfam
Alternative URI schemes  

Physical locations (resources)

primary Resource
Description Rfam at EMBL-EBI
Access URLs HTML   (using the example identifier: RF00230)
Institution European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
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