Pfam 3.1 release
agb at sanger.ac.uk
Tue Sep 22 21:49:23 EST 1998
ANNOUNCING PFAM RELEASE 3.1
Pfam is a collection of protein domain family alignments which were
constructed semi-automatically using profile hidden Markov models.
Pfam families contain functional annotation and cross-references to
other databases. Query sequences can be searched against the Pfam
library of profile hidden Markov models at the web sites below.
Pfam 3.1 contains 1313 families. 55% of proteins in SWISSPROT 35
and TrEMBL 5 have at least one match to a Pfam family.
The release of Pfam 3.1 has many changes from the 2.1 release.
In summary the main changes are:
786 new families have been added.
Sequence searching and alignment use the new HMMER2 software.
It is now built on a "complete" protein database including
translations from Genbank/EMBL (SWISSPROT 35 plus SPTrEMBL 5).
For interactive access and searching see URLs
The release is also available in flat file by anonymous ftp:
The Pfam HMM library is compatible with HMMER2 software, available
The Pfam Web site can be set up locally from a single tar file
The Pfam consortium
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