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Prosite is a database of regular expressions that match potentially diagnostic regions for structural/functional classification of proteins. EMBOSS needs this database for the patmatmotifs program.

PROSITE can be obtained via anonymous FTP.3.12

You may need to create a PROSITE subdirectory under data in the EMBOSS installation directory.

Then run prosextract to build the EMBOSS Prosite database.

% prosextract
Builds the PROSITE motif database for patmatmotifs to search
Enter name of prosite directory: /data/prosite

PROSITE is now integrated into your EMBOSS installation.

Peter Rice 2007-04-26