Tables for
Volume F
Crystallography of biological macromolecules
Edited by E. Arnold, D. M. Himmel and M. G. Rossmann

International Tables for Crystallography (2012). Vol. F, ch. 2.1, p. 47


J. Drentha*

aLaboratory of Biophysical Chemistry, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
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The most common space groups for protein crystals

Situation as of April 1997; data extracted from the Protein Data Bank and supplied by Rob Hooft, EMBL Heidelberg.

Space groupOccurrence (%)
[P2_{1}2_{1}2_{1}] 23
[P2_{1}] 11
[P3_{2}21] 8
[P2_{1}2_{1}2] 6
[C2] 6