Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
version: 3.0

Oryza sativa subsp. indica 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
OsIBCD004354 Chr01_6658,438,,,1,438, CCT_2 tify
OsIBCD007872 Chr02_4990,597,,,1,597, tify
OsIBCD009061 Chr03_749,630,,,1,630, CCT_2 tify
OsIBCD010457 Chr03_2725,531,,,1,531, tify
OsIBCD010492 Chr03_2802,867,,,1,867, CCT_2 tify
OsIBCD014172 Chr04_2571,567,,,1,567, CCT_2 tify
OsIBCD022384 Chr07_439,558,,,1,558, CCT_2 tify
OsIBCD024195 Chr07_3555,1152,,,1,1152, CCT_2 tify
OsIBCD026580 Chr08_3262,1248,,,1,1248, CCT_2 tify
OsIBCD028493 Chr09_1900,1257,,,1,1257, CCT_2 tify
OsIBCD028685 Chr09_2183,699,,,1,699, CCT_2 tify
OsIBCD030442 Chr10_1726,822,,,1,822, tify
OsIBCD030444 Chr10_1730,516,,,1,516, CCT_2 tify
OsIBCD038543 Chr03_748,540,,,1,540, CCT_2 tify
OsIBCD045201 Chr10_1724,501,,,1,501, CCT_2 tify
OsIBCD045202 Chr10_1725,606,,,1,606, 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