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Prototypes represent the organizational relationship between labels [1-4] and give information on the order and the expected length (in number of nucleotides) of the labels. Prototypes have been constructed for each configuration of IG or TR, independently of the chain type, the species or any other parameters like functionality. Knowledge tables [1-5] allow to control data coherence between the rules of the IMGT Scientific chart and the prototypes.

[1] Giudicelli,V., et al., Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology, ISBM-98, 59-68 (1998).
[2] Giudicelli, V. and Lefranc, M.-P., Bioinformatics, 15, 1047-1054 (1999) PMID: 10745995, LIGM:221 pdf
[3] Guidicelli, V. et al., Nucleic Acids Res., 25, 206-211 (1997) PMID: 9016537, LIGM:186
[4] Guidicelli, V. Ph D thesis, Université Montpellier II (11 December 1998) Conception d'une ontologie en Immunogénétique et développement d'un module de cohérence pour le contrôle de qualité de IMGT/LIGM-DB
[5] Guidicelli,V. et al., MEDINFO 98, Cesnik, B. et al. (Eds), Amsterdam, IOS Press, 351-355 (1998)