Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
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Sorghum bicolor 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
131257 fgenesh1_kg.C_chr_1000300 CCT_2 tify
147389 estExt_fgenesh1_kg.C_chr_10373 CCT_2 tify
147793 estExt_fgenesh1_kg.C_chr_20186 CCT_2 tify
147963 estExt_fgenesh1_kg.C_chr_20357 CCT_2 tify
4965880 fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_1002482 CCT_2 tify
4965882 fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_1002484 CCT_2 tify
4999904 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_22052 CCT_2 tify
5007086 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_62429 CCT_2 tify
5007835 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_71374 CCT_2 tify
5029260 Sb01g023290 CCT_2 tify
5029265 Sb01g023431 CCT_2 tify
5029446 Sb01g027325 CCT_2 tify
5032570 Sb02g003130 tify
5050080 Sb01g045180 CCT_2 tify
5050081 Sb01g045190 CCT_2 tify
5054300 Sb03g044485 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