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Bioinformatics. 2009 Aug 1;25(15):1974-5. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btp250. Epub 2009 Apr 27.

VARNA: Interactive drawing and editing of the RNA secondary structure.

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LRI, UMR CNRS 8623, UMR CNRS 8621, Université Paris-Sud 11, F91405 Orsay cedex, France. ponty@lri.fr

Abstract

DESCRIPTION:

VARNA is a tool for the automated drawing, visualization and annotation of the secondary structure of RNA, designed as a companion software for web servers and databases.

FEATURES:

VARNA implements four drawing algorithms, supports input/output using the classic formats dbn, ct, bpseq and RNAML and exports the drawing as five picture formats, either pixel-based (JPEG, PNG) or vector-based (SVG, EPS and XFIG). It also allows manual modification and structural annotation of the resulting drawing using either an interactive point and click approach, within a web server or through command-line arguments.

AVAILABILITY:

VARNA is a free software, released under the terms of the GPLv3.0 license and available at http://varna.lri.fr.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

PMID:
19398448
PMCID:
PMC2712331
DOI:
10.1093/bioinformatics/btp250
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