Rfam 14.3 (September 2020, 3446 families)

The Rfam database is a collection of RNA families, each represented by multiple sequence alignments, consensus secondary structures and covariance models

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Citing Rfam

If you use Rfam, please cite our latest papers:

Rfam 14: expanded coverage of metagenomic, viral and microRNA families
Kalvari et al., Nucleic Acids Research (2020)

Non-coding RNA analysis using the Rfam database.
Kalvari et al., Current Protocols in Bioinformatics (2018)
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