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Table 1 Comparison of predictive accuracy for plant proteins in the TargetP data set. "cTP", "mTP", "SP", and "other" indicate proteins destined for chloroplast, mitochondria, secretory pathway, and other locations (nucleus and cytosol), respectively.

From: Subcellular location prediction of proteins using support vector machines with alignment of block sequences utilizing amino acid composition

Predictor Location Sensitivity Specificity MCC Average MCC Overall Accuracy
Our method cTP 0.8440 0.9015 0.8507 0.8655 0.9096
  mTP 0.9348 0.9125 0.8735   
  SP 0.9665 0.9319 0.9282   
  other 0.8148 0.8684 0.8095   
Matsuda et al. (2005) cTP 0.7591 0.8474 0.7694 0.8244 0.8809
  mTP 0.9240 0.8652 0.8227   
  SP 0.9219 0.9326 0.8983   
  other 0.8210 0.8586 0.8070   
Kim et al. (2004) cTP 0.6874 0.8435 0.7222 0.7791 0.8479
  mTP 0.8970 0.8392 0.7773   
  SP 0.8592 0.9428 0.8872   
  other 0.8027 0.7549 0.7296   
Emanuelsson et al. (2000) cTP 0.85 0.69 0.72 0.79 0.853
  mTP 0.82 0.90 0.77   
  SP 0.91 0.95 0.90   
  other 0.85 0.78 0.77   
  1. Note: Parameters of Table 2 are used in our method.