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Bioinformatics. 2018 Dec 15;34(24):4297-4299. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bty468.

RiboSketch: versatile visualization of multi-stranded RNA and DNA secondary structure.

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RNA Biology Laboratory, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD, USA.
Basic Science Program, RNA Biology Laboratory, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD, USA.



Creating clear, visually pleasing 2D depictions of RNA and DNA strands and their interactions is important to facilitate and communicate insights related to nucleic acid structure. Here we present RiboSketch, a secondary structure image production application that enables the visualization of multistranded structures via layout algorithms, comprehensive editing capabilities, and a multitude of simulation modes. These interactive features allow RiboSketch to create publication quality diagrams for structures with a wide range of composition, size and complexity. The program may be run in any web browser without the need for installation, or as a standalone Java application.

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