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NUCLEUS is a base theme first released with Drupal 7 by ThemeBrain. The goal of this base theme is to provide a solid foundation for web development geeks to develop a theme quick and easy. Having a fast learning curve is the inflection point for UX/UI designers, Back-End and Front-End Developers.
Currently, 9000 sites are using Nucleus.