Section: New Software and Platforms
miRkwood –microRNAs in plant genomes
Software web site: http://bioinfo.lille.inria.fr/mirkwood/
Objective: miRkwood is a web server for the identification of hairpin precursors of both conserved and non-conserved miRNAs in plant genomes. It is able to face the diversity of plant pre-miRNAs and is optimised to take advantage of their distinctive properties: Sequence length, secondary structure, free energy, miRNA conservation, stability of the miRNA/miRNA duplex, .... Moreover, it offers an intuitive and comprehensive user interface to navigate in the data, as well as many export options to allow the user to conduct further analyses on a local computer. Ongoing work is concerned with integrating small RNA-seq data.