RSAT - Credits


Most genomes of RSAT Prokaryotes are parsed from the NCBI genome repository.

Most genomes of RSAT Metazoa are imported from the Ensembl database.

Most genomes RSAT Plants are imported from EnsemblPlants, other sources include the NCBI and Phytozome.

Most genomes of RSAT Fungi are imported from the NCBI and EnsemblFungi.

Most genomes of RSAT Protists are imported from EnsemblProtists.

RSAT logo (August 2014)


The RSAT logo was designed by Mauricio Guzmán (

Third-pary Programs

We are highly grateful to Stefan Kurtz ( for allowing us to install on the server his programs mkvtree and vmatch, which we use to purge sequences before pattern discovery. These two programs have been faithful companions of RSAT since 1999.

convert-matrix uses the program seqlogo to return sequence logos. This program is from the WebLogo package developed by Gavin E. Crooks, Gary Hon, John-Marc Chandonia and Steven E. Brenner.

feature-map and XYgraph use the graphical library GD developed by Thomas Boutell ( this library can be freely used as far asx the following coppyright statements appear clearly:

Portions copyright 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Funded under Grant P41-RR02188 by the National Institutes of Health. Portions copyright 1996, 1997, 1998, by Boutell.Com, Inc. GIF decompression code copyright 1990, 1991, 1993, by David Koblas ( Non-LZW-based GIF compression code copyright 1998, by Hutchison Avenue Software Corporation (, Permission has been granted to copy and distribute gd in any context, including a commercial application, provided that this notice is present in user-accessible supporting documentation. This does not affect your ownership of the derived work itself, and the intent is to assure proper credit for the authors of gd, not to interfere with your productive use of gd. If you have questions, ask. "Derived works" includes all programs that utilize the library. Credit must be given in user-accessible documentation. Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation. This software is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.