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Rfam: Wikipedia, clans and the "decimal" release.

TitleRfam: Wikipedia, clans and the "decimal" release.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsGardner PP, Daub J, Tate J, Moore BL, Osuch IH, Griffiths-Jones S, Finn RD, Nawrocki EP, Kolbe DL, Eddy SR, Bateman A
JournalNucleic Acids Res
IssueDatabase issue
Date Published2011 Jan
KeywordsDatabases, Nucleic Acid, Encyclopedias as Topic, Models, Statistical, Nucleic Acid Conformation, RNA, Untranslated, Sequence Alignment, Sequence Analysis, RNA

The Rfam database aims to catalogue non-coding RNAs through the use of sequence alignments and statistical profile models known as covariance models. In this contribution, we discuss the pros and cons of using the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, as a source of community-derived annotation. We discuss the addition of groupings of related RNA families into clans and new developments to the website. Rfam is available on the Web at

Alternate JournalNucleic Acids Res.
PubMed ID21062808
PubMed Central IDPMC3013711
Grant List077044 / / Wellcome Trust / United Kingdom
WT077044/Z/05/Z / / Wellcome Trust / United Kingdom
/ / Howard Hughes Medical Institute / United States