Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
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Arabidopsis lyrata Tify Family


Nishii et al. 2000: By differential screening of an arrayed normalized cDNA library from the inflorescence apex in Arabidopsis, a cDNA clone having a deduced amino acid sequence with a motif for a zinc finger was isolated as one of the genes expressed specifically in the reproductive phase. The deduced protein has a modular structure with a putative single C2-C2 zinc-finger motif distantly related to a GATA-1-type finger, a basic region with a sequence resembling a nuclear localization signal, and an acidic region. The gene seemed to have been formed by the exon-shuffling during its molecular evolution, since individual domains are encoded by discrete exons. RNA gel blot analysis showed its expression in shoot apex and flowers in the reproductive phase. The gene was named ZIM for Zinc-finger protein expressed in Inflorescence Meristem. The nuclear localization of ZIM was detected using GFP as a reporter. These results suggest that ZIM is a putative transcription factor involved in inflorescence and flower development.

Members of this family
  SHOULD possess tify domain
  SHOULD NOT possess GATA domain

Domain alignments

This family is also present in:


There are 16 gene models in this family

Gene modelDescriptionDomains
312706 fgenesh1_pm.C_scaffold_1001486 CCT_2 tify
328475 fgenesh1_pm.C_scaffold_7000702 tify
333262 fgenesh1_pm.C_scaffold_270000001 tify
472142 fgenesh2_kg.1__2096__AT1G19180.2 CCT_2 tify
476200 fgenesh2_kg.2__1330__AT1G70700.3 CCT_2 tify
476379 fgenesh2_kg.2__1509__AT1G72450.1 CCT_2 tify
476633 fgenesh2_kg.2__1763__AT1G74950.1 CCT_2 tify
479270 fgenesh2_kg.3__1971__AT3G17860.1 CCT_2 tify
482423 fgenesh2_kg.4__1483__AT2G34600.1 tify
488138 fgenesh2_kg.6__1272__AT5G13220.1 CCT_2 tify
488996 fgenesh2_kg.6__2130__AT5G20900.1 CCT_2 tify
493434 fgenesh2_kg.7__2867__AT4G14713.1 CCT_2 tify
859343 Al_scaffold_0007_2842 CCT_2 tify
881314 Al_scaffold_0001_3081 CCT_2 tify
885042 Al_scaffold_0008_1306 CCT CCT_2 tify
905428 scaffold_501132.1 CCT_2 tify

General references

Nishii, A; Takemura, M; Fujita, H; Shikata, M; Yokota, A; Kohchi, T. 2000. Characterization of a novel gene encoding a putative single zinc-finger protein, ZIM, expressed during the reproductive phase in Arabidopsis thaliana. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 64(7):1402-9 PUBMEDID:10945256
Vanholme, B; Grunewald, W; Bateman, A; Kohchi, T; Gheysen, G. 2007. The tify family previously known as ZIM. Trends Plant Sci. 12(6):239-44 PUBMEDID:17499004