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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.

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Record added: March 14, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
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Rfam 12.0: updates to the RNA families database.

Nawrocki EP,Burge SW,Bateman A,Daub J,Eberhardt RY,Eddy SR,Floden EW,Gardner PP,Jones TA,Tate J,Finn RD
Nucleic Acids Res 2014

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Rfam 13.0: shifting to a genome-centric resource for non-coding RNA families.

Kalvari I,Argasinska J,Quinones-Olvera N,Nawrocki EP,Rivas E,Eddy SR,Bateman A,Finn RD,Petrov AI
Nucleic Acids Res 2017

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  • WT098051 (European Commission under FP7 Grant Agreement)