Announcing Pfam 9.0

Mhairi Marshall mm1 at
Mon Jun 9 10:24:35 EST 2003

                ANNOUNCING PFAM RELEASE 9.0

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 9.0 contains 5724 families.  73% of proteins in SWISSPROT 41.0
and TrEMBL 23 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

Miss Mhairi Marshall                   Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute,
01223 494724                           Wellcome Trust Genome Campus,  Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA, UK

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