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Version 1.4 (2023)

See the R2DT documentation

The R2DT software automatically generates RNA secondary structure diagrams in consistent, reproducible and recongnisable layouts using a library of templates representing a wide range of RNAs.


The following example visualisations show LSU, SSU, and 5S rRNA, four tRNAs, two RNAse P, snoRNA, MoCo riboswitch, and U4 snRNA:

R2DT examples

Getting started

R2DT can be used in a number of ways:


If you use R2DT in your work, please consider citing the following paper:

R2DT is a framework for predicting and visualising RNA secondary structure using templates Nature Communications