Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
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Oryza sativa subsp. indica Rcd1-like Family


Okazaki et al. 1998: In the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, the onset of sexual development is controlled mainly by two external signals, nutrient starvation and mating pheromone availability. We have isolated a novel gene named rcd1+ as a key factor required for nitrogen starvation-induced sexual development. rcd1+ encodes a 283-amino-acid protein with no particular motifs. However, genes highly homologous to rcd1+ (encoding amino acids with >70% identity) are present at least in budding yeasts, plants, nematodes, and humans. Cells with rcd1+ deleted are sterile if sexual development is induced by nitrogen starvation but fertile if it is induced by glucose starvation. This results largely from a defect in nitrogen starvation-invoked induction of ste11+, a key transcriptional factor gene required for the onset of sexual development. The striking conservation of the gene throughout eukaryotes may suggest the presence of an evolutionarily conserved differentiation controlling system.

Members of this family
  SHOULD possess Rcd1 domain

Domain alignments

This family is also present in:


There are 6 gene models in this family

Gene modelDescriptionDomains
OsIBCD005962 Chr02_1859,1074,,,1,1074, Rcd1
OsIBCD005992 Chr02_1904,588,,,1,588, Rcd1
OsIBCD005993 Chr02_1905,399,,,1,399, Rcd1
OsIBCD012172 Chr03_5655,1056,,,1,1056, Rcd1
OsIBCD015561 Chr04_4559,1011,,,1,1011, Rcd1
OsIBCD023911 Chr07_3114,855,,,1,855, Rcd1

General references

Okazaki, N; Okazaki, K; Watanabe, Y; Kato-Hayashi, M; Yamamoto, M; Okayama, H. 1998. Novel factor highly conserved among eukaryotes controls sexual development in fission yeast. Mol. Cell. Biol. 18(2):887-95 PUBMEDID:9447985