Dfam 1.2 (May 2013, 1132 entries)
The Dfam database is a collection of Repetitive DNA element sequence alignments, hidden Markov models (HMMs) and matches lists for complete Eukaryote genomes. More...
Transposable elements (or interspersed repeats) account for a substantial portion of eukaryotic genomes. Accurate annotation of TEs enables research into their biology and can shed light on the evolutionary processes that shape genomes. Dfam represents a collection of alignments and HMMs of such transposable elements and other repetitive DNA elements. The Dfam website gives information about each model, and provides genome annotations for a collection of core genomes. The models may also be downloaded from the ftp site, for example to mask repeats in new genomes.
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Dfam: a database of repetitive DNA based on profile hidden Markov models
Travis J. Wheeler; Jody Clements; Sean R. Eddy; Robert Hubley; Thomas A. Jones; Jerzy Jurka; Arian F. A. Smit; Robert D. Finn
Nucleic Acids Research (2013) Database Issue 41:D70-82. doi: 10.1093/nar/gks1265
Recent Dfam blog posts
Moving to xfam.org May, 2014
Back in November 2012 we announced that the Xfam team in the UK was moving from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute to the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), just next door on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus. On Tuesday we completed that move by switching off the Pfam and Rfam websites inside Sanger and redirecting all traffic […]