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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:


Getting started

R2DT can be used in a number of ways:

Who uses R2DT?

Browse papers citing R2DT


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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