Rfam: Wikipedia, Clans and the "Decimal" Release

Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan;39(Database issue):D141-5. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq1129. Epub 2010 Nov 9.

Abstract

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 http://rfam.sanger.ac.uk.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Encyclopedias as Topic
  • Models, Statistical
  • Nucleic Acid Conformation
  • RNA, Untranslated / chemistry*
  • RNA, Untranslated / classification
  • Sequence Alignment
  • Sequence Analysis, RNA

Substances

  • RNA, Untranslated