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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 (CMs). More...



You can find data in Rfam in various ways...


Current projects

Find out about the ongoing Rfam projects, such as expanding the coverage of viral and microRNAs families, or learn how to build RNA families in Rfam Cloud.

Citing Rfam

If you find Rfam useful, please consider citing the references that describe this work:

Rfam 13.0: shifting to a genome-centric resource for non-coding RNA families.
Ioanna Kalvari, Joanna Argasinska, Natalia Quinones-Olvera, Eric P. Nawrocki, Elena Rivas, Sean R. Eddy, Alex Bateman, Robert D. Finn, Anton I. Petrov Nucleic Acids Research (2017)  10.1093/nar/gkx1038
Non-coding RNA analysis using the Rfam database.
Ioanna Kalvari, Eric P. Nawrocki, Joanna Argasinska, Natalia Quinones-Olvera, Robert D. Finn, Alex Bateman and Anton I. Petrov Current Protocols in Bioinformatics (2018)  10.1002/cpbi.51