Rfam COVID-19 Resources

In response to the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, Rfam produced a special release 14.2
that includes new and updated Coronavirus families. Read more in a blog post or download the data

Coronavirus UTR families

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:

Non-UTR Coronavirus RNAs

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.

Where do I find more data?

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.

Learn about other viral RNA families in Rfam →