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An R interface to the Rfam database

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

rfaRm provides a client interface to the Rfam database of RNA families. Data that can be retrieved include RNA families, secondary structure images, covariance models, sequences within each family, alignments leading to the identification of a family and secondary structures in the dot-bracket format.

Author: Lara Selles Vidal, Rafael Ayala, Guy-Bart Stan, Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro

Maintainer: Lara Selles Vidal <lara.selles at>, Rafael Ayala <rafael.ayala at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("rfaRm")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

rfaRm HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews DataImport, FunctionalGenomics, MultipleSequenceAlignment, Software, ThirdPartyClient, Visualization
Version 1.16.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.11 (R-4.0) (4 years)
License GPL-3
Imports httr, stringi, rsvg, magick, data.table, Biostrings, utils, rvest, xml2, IRanges, S4Vectors, jsonlite
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Suggests R4RNA, treeio, knitr, BiocStyle, rmarkdown, BiocGenerics, RUnit
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