Untranslated regions (UTR) are important functional elements that have
conserved secondary structure and are responsible for multiple functions,
including replication and packaging.
The following new families represent the 5'- and 3'-UTRs of the Coronavirus genomes:
The following Coronavirus families have been updated to expand the seed alignments:
We would like to thank Kevin Lamkiewicz and Manja Marz (Friedrich Schiller University Jena) for providing the curated UTR alignments as well as Eric Nawrocki (NCBI) for revising the existing Rfam entries.
More data on SARS-CoV-2 can be found on the European COVID-19 Data Portal, which brings together all relevant datasets submitted to EMBL-EBI and other major centres for biomedical information.