RNAcentral: The non-coding RNA sequence database

a comprehensive ncRNA sequence collection representing all ncRNA types from a broad range of organisms

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AI generated summaries

RNAcentral now uses LLMs to generate summaries for selected ncRNA genes. Learn more →

Secondary structures

RNAcentral contains over 22 million secondary structures displayed using standard layouts, including SSU and LSU rRNA, and over 2,600 Rfam families. Learn more →


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