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

Description

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:

References

There are 5 gene models in this family



Gene modelDescriptionDomains
LOC_Os02g19420.1 expressed protein Rcd1
LOC_Os02g19880.1 conserved hypothetical protein Rcd1
LOC_Os03g57130.1 expressed protein Rcd1
LOC_Os04g52340.1 expressed protein Rcd1
LOC_Os07g37790.1 expressed protein 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