cloverleaf secondary structure search program

Littlejohn Tim little at ERE.UMontreal.CA
Fri Dec 4 09:38:55 EST 1992

In article <1992Dec3.210220.9414 at newssrv.edvz.univie.ac.at> A8731GBK at vm.univie.ac.at (Robert J. Felber) writes:
>Dear Netters,
>I am looking for a program, which is able to detect potential cloverleaf
>secondary structures (potential tRNAs) for a MS-DOS computer. I found
>one in the literature: 'TRNA', developed by Staden (1980) Nucleic Acid
>Research 8, 817-825.
>Does anyone know, from where I can get it or if there is a modern equivalent.
>For any hints I would be very appreciated. Thanks in advance.

There is an excellent tRNA identification program called tRNAscan available
by email request to

	bioserve at genome.lanl.gov

The e-mail message should contain the single word "trna-scan".
See the paper by Fitchant and Burks in J. Mol. Biol., 220: 659-671

We use this program on Sun SPARCstations but as the C code is provided,
it should be implementable on a PC.

I hope this helps,


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