This transit peptide sequence is derived from plant sequences
obtained from corn and sunflower ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate
carboxylase oxygenase (RuBisCo), an enzyme present in all
The optimised transit peptide (OTP) sequence directs translocation
of the protein to chloroplasts, where the protein is functionally
Reference: Lebrun M, Leroux B, Sailland A, inventors. March 14,
1992. Gène chimère pour la transformation des plantes. European
patent application Patent Application No. EP 508909.