Bug#441840: ITP: infernal -- RNA sequence comparisons
Owner: Steffen Moeller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : infernal
Version : 0.81
Upstream Author : Sean Eddy
* URL : http://infernal.janelia.org/
* License : GPL
Programming Lang: C, C++
Description : RNA sequence comparisons
Infernal ("INFERence of RNA ALignment") is for searching DNA sequence
databases for RNA structure and sequence similarities. It is an
implementation of a special case of profile stochastic context-free
grammars called covariance models (CMs). A CM is like a sequence
profile, but it scores a combination of sequence consensus and RNA
secondary structure consensus, so in many cases, it is more capable of
identifying RNA homologs that conserve their secondary structure
more than their primary sequence.
The tool is an integral component of the Rfam database.
The package seems basically fine and will appear in the Debian-Med svn
in the next few minutes to fish for comments.