Ensembl, Xfam and HMMs

This week, Albert Vilella and myself participated in the Xfam consortium meeting. The meeting focussed on protein, domains and ncRNA classification, and on the new developments of the HMMER package.

Although Ensembl is not part of Xfam, we share many interests. We are getting increasingly interested in the use HMMER models, especially since the release of HMMER3.0. Also, in the forthcoming release (version 58), Ensembl will provide gene trees for ncRNAs. Most of these ncRNA genes are annotated using Rfam models.

Stay tuned for more!