PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
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Gossypium hirsutum
WOX Family
Species TF ID Description
Gh_A03G0301WOX family protein
Gh_D03G1275WOX family protein
Gh_A01G0998WOX family protein
Gh_D01G1055WOX family protein
Gh_D05G1962WOX family protein
Gh_A05G1768WOX family protein
Gh_A02G0851WOX family protein
Gh_D02G0901WOX family protein
Gh_A12G2429WOX family protein
Gh_A13G1983WOX family protein
Gh_A05G0852WOX family protein
Gh_D13G2382WOX family protein
Gh_A07G0882WOX family protein
Gh_D07G0951WOX family protein
Gh_A10G2087WOX family protein
Gh_D12G0569WOX family protein
Gh_D10G0866WOX family protein
Gh_A10G0884WOX family protein
Gh_D10G2357WOX family protein
Gh_A12G0552WOX family protein
Gh_D05G3885WOX family protein
Gh_A05G1334WOX family protein
Gh_D05G1503WOX family protein
Gh_A01G1252WOX family protein
Gh_D01G1463WOX family protein
Gh_D10G0270WOX family protein
Gh_A10G0270WOX family protein
Gh_A13G1402WOX family protein
Gh_A11G2676WOX family protein
Gh_D11G3037WOX family protein
Gh_D07G1730WOX family protein
Gh_A07G1563WOX family protein
Gh_D11G3261WOX family protein
Gh_A08G0247WOX family protein
Gh_D03G0014WOX family protein
Gh_A02G1705WOX family protein
Gh_D08G0336WOX family protein
Gh_Sca031344G01WOX family protein
Gh_D13G1717WOX family protein
Gh_A11G2876WOX family protein
Gh_D08G1057WOX family protein
WOX Family Introduction

A homeobox (HB) encodes a protein domain, the homeodomain (HD), which is a conserved 60-amino acid motif present in transcription factors found in all the eukaryotic organisms. This 60-amino acid sequence folds into a characteristic three-helix structure that is able to interact specifically with DNA. Most HDs are able to bind DNA as monomers with high affinity, through interactions made by helix III (the so-called recognition helix) and a disordered N-terminal arm located beyond helix I. The high degree of conservation of this type of domain among diverse proteins from different kingdoms indicates that this structure is crucial to maintain the HD functionality and that the role played by this domain is vital.

Ariel FD, Manavella PA, Dezar CA, Chan RL.
The true story of the HD-Zip family.
Trends Plant Sci, 2007. 12(9): p. 419-26.
PMID: 17698401


The WOX genes form a plant-specific subclade of the eukaryotic homeobox transcription factor superfamily, which is characterized by the presence of a conserved DNA-binding homeodomain. The analysis of WOX gene expression and function shows that WOX family members fulfill specialized functions in key developmental processes in plants, such as embryonic patterning, stem-cell maintenance and organ formation. These functions can be related to either promotion of cell division activity and/or prevention of premature cell differentiation.

van der Graaff E, Laux T, Rensing SA.
The WUS homeobox-containing (WOX) protein family.
Genome Biol, 2009. 10(12): p. 248.
PMID: 20067590