PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
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Triticum aestivum
WOX Family
Species TF ID Description
Traes_5BL_2E6FA4A97.1WOX family protein
Traes_5DL_193218298.1WOX family protein
Traes_1DS_E50CDDF05.1WOX family protein
Traes_1AS_3CA8D36FB.1WOX family protein
Traes_1BS_C908081B8.1WOX family protein
Traes_2AL_BF4D53AA5.1WOX family protein
Traes_2BL_7AED4E232.1WOX family protein
Traes_2DL_467797574.2WOX family protein
Traes_2DS_B5227B5F6.1WOX family protein
Traes_5BS_439DB52FE.1WOX family protein
Traes_5DS_903A67B97.2WOX family protein
Traes_2BS_8A1FE01EE.1WOX family protein
Traes_4AS_EC04D9E8A.1WOX family protein
Traes_4DL_5E79CC79C.1WOX family protein
TRAES3BF079200050CFD_t1WOX family protein
TRAES3BF022100010CFD_t1WOX family protein
Traes_3AL_D0053C177.2WOX family protein
Traes_3DL_6B1815F7D.1WOX family protein
TRAES3BF057600060CFD_t1WOX family protein
Traes_3AS_9079D6B71.1WOX family protein
TRAES3BF091200100CFD_t1WOX family protein
Traes_3DS_97BBFFA03.2WOX family protein
TRAES3BF091200090CFD_t1WOX family protein
TRAES3BF099000010CFD_t1WOX family protein
Traes_1AL_489411063.1WOX family protein
Traes_4BL_085791CB2.1WOX 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