Pfam 5.0 release
eddy at wol.wustl.edu
Fri Jan 21 16:10:09 EST 2000
ANNOUNCING PFAM RELEASE 5.0
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 5.0 contains 2008 families. 64% of proteins in SWISSPROT 38
and TrEMBL 11 have at least one match to a Pfam family.
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
and also the Wise2 software, available from
The Pfam consortium
- Sean Eddy
- Dept. of Genetics, Washington University in St. Louis
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