Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
version: 3.0

C2C2-YABBY Family


Bowman. 2000: The establishment of abaxial-adaxial polarity in lateral organs involves factors intrinsic to the primordia and interactions with the apical meristem from which they are derived. Recently, a small plant-specific family of genes, the YABBY gene family, has been proposed to specify abaxial cell fate. Each asymmetric above-ground lateral organ expresses at least one member of the family in a polar manner, and loss- and gain-of-function studies indicate that they are sufficient to specify abaxial cell fate and that they act in both distinct and redundant manners.

Members of this family
  SHOULD possess YABBY domain

Domain alignments

This family is also present in:


General references

Bowman, JL. 2000. The YABBY gene family and abaxial cell fate. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 3(1):17-22 PUBMEDID:10679447
Golz, JF; Hudson, A. 1999. Plant development: YABBYs claw to the fore. Curr. Biol. 9(22):R861-3 PUBMEDID:10574752