Pfam 10 years on: 10 000 families and still growing

  title={Pfam 10 years on: 10 000 families and still growing},
  author={Stephen John Sammut and Robert D. Finn and Alex Bateman},
  journal={Briefings in bioinformatics},
  volume={9 3},
Classifications of proteins into groups of related sequences are in some respects like a periodic table for biology, allowing us to understand the underlying molecular biology of any organism. Pfam is a large collection of protein domains and families. Its scientific goal is to provide a complete and accurate classification of protein families and domains. The next release of the database will contain over 10,000 entries, which leads us to reflect on how far we are from completing this work… CONTINUE READING


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