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Pfam Quick tour

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This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the protein families database Pfam, based at EMBL-EBI. Each protein family is represented by multiple sequence alignments and a profile hidden Markov model, which is used to create a probabilistic model that represents the family.

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Who is this course for?

This quick tour is suitable for anyone who would like to know more about Pfam, however an undergraduate-level knowledge of biology would be an advantage.

What will I achieve?

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Provide a basic description of what Pfam provides
  • Search and discover protein-related information with Pfam
  • Describe where to find out more about Pfam

What resources do I need?

There are no specific resources required to complete this course.

DOI_disc_logo DOI: 10.6019/TOL.Pfam-qt.2016.00001.1

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