CARD: A drawing tool for RNA secondary structure models.

A graphical editor was developed to create publication-quality representations of RNA secondary structure models. A user-defined model can be gradually assembled from structural elements such as helix segments and loops. The type of structural element to be drawn is chosen from a menu. Its nucleotide sequence has to be entered from the keyboard. Afterwards, drawings can be manipulated by moving, deleting, rotating, copying or changing the structural elements separately. An example of a secondary structure model is given for a complete 18S rRNA molecule.

Winnepenninckx, B., Van de Peer, Y., Backeljau, T., De Wachter, R. (1995) CARD: A drawing tool for RNA secondary structure models. Biotechniques 18(6):1060-3.

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