Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
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Populus trichocarpa 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 17 gene models in this family

Gene modelDescriptionDomains
548076 eugene3.00010517 CCT_2 tify
559599 eugene3.00051214 tify
560260 eugene3.00060219 CCT_2 tify
561826 eugene3.00061785 tify
578148 eugene3.00180372 tify
584130 eugene3.01580025 CCT_2 tify
656962 grail3.0010062402 CCT_2 tify
661656 grail3.0042000702 CCT_2 tify
666332 grail3.0043012605 CCT_2 tify
668867 grail3.0007010201 CCT_2 tify
712551 estExt_Genewise1_v1.C_LG_III2193 CCT_2 tify
739192 estExt_Genewise1_v1.C_280165 CCT_2 tify
754274 fgenesh4_pg.C_LG_II000454 tify
817040 estExt_fgenesh4_pg.C_LG_III0246 CCT_2 tify
819435 estExt_fgenesh4_pg.C_LG_VI1436 CCT_2 tify
822061 estExt_fgenesh4_pg.C_LG_X0979 CCT_2 tify
822828 estExt_fgenesh4_pg.C_LG_XI0435 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