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Transit peptide

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An extra peptide at the amino terminus of a nascent protein that prompts the transport mechanism of the cell to translocate the protein to the target destination within the cell, such as the mitochondrion, chloroplast, and apicoplast


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... expressed in the endosperm. The lyc gene transfomed into the rice has a transit peptide sequence attached so that it is targeted to the plastid where geranylgeranyl diphosphate ...

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by ngfok
Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:56 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: GMF
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