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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.