Kaknas is a JavaFX graphical tool to visualize and manipulate RNA alignments from the Rfam database. It is powered with RNArtistCore.

For a given RNA family, Kaknas will allow you to more easily visualize:

  • the consensus structure
  • the secondary structure for a given species
  • the evolution of the secondary structure between species, from a single structural domain to the full 2D

For each RNA family available in the Rfam database, Kaknas plots the secondary structures according to a layout curated and improved with RNArtist.

Why is it named “Kaknas”?

RNA alignments from the Rfam database are described with the Stockholm format. Kaknas is a telecommunications tower which gives you a fantastic view of Stockholm.


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