Ways to complete a PDB deposition using RCSB PDB tools. The flow chart in the dashed box is for the data extraction using pdb_extract. The black arrows (solid lines) show the recommended way for PDB deposition using pdb_extract and ADIT. The output files generated from each crystallographic step are extracted and merged into two mmCIF files which can be uploaded to ADIT for adding non-electronically captured information, validation and submission to the PDB. The red arrows (dotted lines) show an alternative method for PDB deposition using pdb_extract. The output mmCIF files generated by pdb_extract can either be validated by a command line or by the standalone version of ADIT. The validated mmCIF files can be directly sent to the PDB by ftp (ftp://pdb.rutgers.edu
) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).