A database for tRNAs of photosynthetic eukaryotes

The PlantRNA 2.0 database compiles tRNA gene sequences retrieved from fully annotated nuclear, plastidial and mitochondrial genomes of photosynthetic organisms. After a first version released in 2012, version 2.0 was implemented end of 2021.
This database is hosted and maintained by the IBMP (Institut de biologie mol├ęculaire des plantes) from Strasbourg, France (http://www.ibmp.cnrs.fr/).
The PlantRNA database provides, in addition to tRNA gene sequences with their (linear) secondary structure, other important biological information on:
  • 5'- and 3'- flanking sequences
  • tRNA intron sequences
  • tRNA isoacceptors
  • sites of transcription initiation and poly(T) stretches thought to act as transcription terminators
  • sequences of A and B boxes involved in TFIIIC (Transcription factor for Polymerase III) binding
  • aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases and enzymes responsible for tRNA maturation (RNase P, RNase Z, tRNA-nucleotidyl transferase
  • and other tRNA modification enzymes)
  • tRNA import into mitochondria
  • references to published articles