According to the development of both clusters of orthologous groups of genes of Cyanobacteria and the transporter databases, more and more data are available for analysis of transport systems. We are currently working on prediction of membrane transport proteins of Cyanobacteria including the identification of their possible substrates. For each identified transport protein, it will be classified into transport families accroding to the Transporter Classification (TC) system. We are also developing a database for our predicted transport proteins which is set up for providing an easy overviewing using the phylogenetic profiles as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Our transporter research workflow