What is R2DT?
The R2DT software automatically generates RNA secondary structure diagrams in consistent, reproducible and recongnisable layouts using a library of templates representing a wide range of RNAs.
Find out more about R2DT or read the R2DT paper.
The following example visualisations show LSU, SSU, and 5S rRNA, four tRNAs, two RNAse P, snoRNA, MoCo riboswitch, and U4 snRNA:
R2DT can be used in a number of ways:
Web application hosted by RNAcentral
As a command line tool with Docker, Podman, Singularity, or as bare metal installation
Who uses R2DT?
RNAcentral uses R2DT to visualise >20 million RNA secondary structures
PDBe uses R2DT to enable interactive navigation between sequence, 2D and 3D structure (for example, 1S72)
Rfam and GtRNAdb display R2DT diagrams in sequence similarity search
Browse papers citing R2DT →
- About R2DT
- Command line reference
- Creating and updating templates
- Embeddable widget
- Updating documentation
- Release process
If you use R2DT in your work, please consider citing the following paper:
R2DT is a framework for predicting and visualising RNA secondary structure using templates Nature Communications
R2DT is available under the Apache 2.0 license.
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