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Plant Physiol. 2005 May;138(1):59-66.

Plant protein annotation in the UniProt Knowledgebase.

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Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Centre Medical Universitaire, University of Geneva, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland. michel.schneider@isb-sib.ch

Abstract

The Swiss-Prot, TrEMBL, Protein Information Resource (PIR), and DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ) protein database activities have united to form the Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) Consortium. UniProt presents three database layers: the UniProt Archive, the UniProt Knowledgebase (UniProtKB), and the UniProt Reference Clusters. The UniProtKB consists of two sections: UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot (fully manually curated entries) and UniProtKB/TrEMBL (automated annotation, classification and extensive cross-references). New releases are published fortnightly. A specific Plant Proteome Annotation Program (http://www.expasy.org/sprot/ppap/) was initiated to cope with the increasing amount of data produced by the complete sequencing of plant genomes. Through UniProt, our aim is to provide the scientific community with a single, centralized, authoritative resource for protein sequences and functional information that will allow the plant community to fully explore and utilize the wealth of information available for both plant and non-plant model organisms.

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PMID:
15888679
PMCID:
PMC1104161
DOI:
10.1104/pp.104.058933
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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