TAPIR is a web server designed for the prediction of plant microRNA targets. The server offers the possibility to search for plant miRNA targets using a fast and a precise algorithm. The precise option is much slower but guarantees to find less perfectly paired miRNA – target duplexes. Furthermore, the precise option allows the prediction of target mimics, which are characterized by a miRNA – target duplex having a large loop, making them undetectable by traditional tools.
- ViennaRNA library + perl modules
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Bonnet, E., He, Y., Billiau, K., Van de Peer, Y. (2010)
TAPIR, a web server for the prediction of plant microRNA targets, including target mimics.
Bioinformatics 26, 1566-1568.