You are encouraged to use the Docker version, versus the command-line version, until a new version comes out. If you wish to be notified when the new version comes comes out, you may subscribe to the psort-update mailing list. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with "subscribe psort-update" in the subject or body of the message.
version of PSORTb for Linux and Mac OSX is available for download under
the GNU General Public
Licence (GNU GPL). If you make use of the program in your research,
please cite one of the following, noting the version of the software:
- PSORTb v.3.0: N.Y. Yu, J.R. Wagner, M.R. Laird, G. Melli, S. Rey, R. Lo, P. Dao, S.C. Sahinalp, M. Ester, L.J. Foster, and F.S.L. Brinkman (2010) PSORTb 3.0: improved protein subcellular localization prediction with refined localization subcategories and predictive capabilities for all prokaryotes. Bioinformatics 26(13):1608-1615.
- PSORTb v.2.0:
J.L. Gardy, M.R. Laird, F. Chen, S. Rey, C.J. Walsh, M. Ester, and
F.S.L. Brinkman (2005) PSORTb v.2.0: expanded prediction of bacterial
protein subcellular localization and insights gained from comparative
proteome analysis, Bioinformatics 21(5):617-623. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/bti057
- PSORTb v.1.0: Jennifer L. Gardy, Cory Spencer, Ke Wang,
Martin Ester, Gabor E. Tusnady,
Istvan Simon, Sujun Hua, Katalin deFays, Christophe Lambert, Kenta
Nakai and Fiona S.L. Brinkman (2003). PSORT-B: improving protein subcellular
localization prediction for Gram-negative bacteria, Nucleic Acids Research 31(13):3613-17.
There is also a Docker version of PSORTb. (what is
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Download the latest version of PSORTb for local use:
1. PSORTb module:
- Bio-Tools-PSort-3.0.6 -
1 file (bin/psort) has been updated in this latest version of the package. This bug fix addresses a change in bioperl and ensures input sequences entered in lower case give the same results to those entered in upper case. Please note, the fix requires use of the IO::String perl module (version 1.08) available from CPAN.
- libpsortb-1.0 library files for PSORTb-3.0.
2. Required prerequisite modules:
These modules MUST be installed
PSORTb is installed.
You must also have the
following components in place before PSORTb is installed.
Read the PSORTb instructions:
Archives of previous versions of PSORTb can be found here.
Compatibility Notice: At this time, PSORTb will only function under Linux/x86, Linux
and Mac OSX. If any researcher
is able to patch PSORTb to operate under an operating system other than
Linux, we would appreciate your description of the changes you made.
Please contact us.