CHLPEP—A database of chloroplast transit peptides
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- von Heijne, G., Hirai, T., Klösgen, R. et al. Plant Mol Biol Rep (1991) 9: 104. doi:10.1007/BF02669204
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Transit peptides are N-terminal extensions that serve to route nuclearencoded proteins into chloroplasts. We have collected amino acid sequences for approximately 260 transit peptides, and have constructed a database that presently runs under FileMaker Plus on Macintosh personal computers. In addition, the collection is available as an ASCII-file, either in a tab-delimited format suitable for import into other database programs, or in a format with line-identifiers similar to the widely used Swiss Prot database. We hope that the plant molecular biology community will help us ensure that the collection is kept up to date by submitting new sequences directly to us.