Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
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Selaginella moellendorffii 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 10 gene models in this family

Gene modelDescriptionDomains
406091 fgenesh2_pg.C_scaffold_4000665 CCT_2 tify
414587 fgenesh2_pg.C_scaffold_24000107 tify
415314 fgenesh2_pg.C_scaffold_26000244 CCT_2 tify
418969 fgenesh2_pg.C_scaffold_40000122 CCT_2 tify
427019 fgenesh2_pg.C_scaffold_87000129 CCT_2 NB-ARC tify
439249 estExt_fgenesh2_pg.C_60080 CCT_2 tify
445144 estExt_fgenesh2_pg.C_530065 CCT_2 tify
447809 estExt_fgenesh2_pg.C_1000082 CCT_2 tify
448406 estExt_fgenesh2_pg.C_1190037 CCT_2 tify
449199 estExt_fgenesh2_pg.C_1670011 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