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4), whereas multiple bands were observed for soybean, and at least four different clones were distinguished in maize based on their restriction analysis. In all ak-hsdh plant cDNAs characterized to date, a transit peptide rich in serine, threonine and small hydrophobic amino acids has been found, in accordance with the earlier localization of the AK and HSDH activities in the chloroplast (Wallsgrove, Lea & Miflin, 1983). The beginning of the apoprotein has not yet been identified, but must occur before the highly conserved amino acid stretch KFGG, found in all ak genes cloned to date.