LOCALIZER: Subcellular localization prediction of both plant and effector proteins in the plant cell

Proteins carry sequence tags that are read by cellular machineries that deliver the proteins to their proper destinations, which include the nucleus, mitochondria and plastid. Many pathogen effector proteins have acquired such targeting tags too, but for these can sometimes be cryptic to bioinformatics tools trained on native plant proteins. Sperschneider et al. have developed a tool with an improved ability to identify effector protein localization tags (it does pretty well with plant proteins too). The tool, called LOCALIZER, can be found at http://localizer.csiro.au/. Sci. Reports 10.1038/srep44598