In a paper published online in advance in Nucleic Acids Research this week, researchers at the University of Vienna and elsewhere present a Web server for the prediction of small RNA targets, RNApredator. The team says RNApredator users can select from more than 2,155 genomes and plasmids from 1,183 bacterial species to interrogate putative sRNA targets.

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