PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
Previous version: v1.0, v2.0, v3.0
Zoysia matrella
WOX Family
Species TF ID Description
Zmw_sc05800.1.g00040.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc04468.1.g00030.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc03049.1.g00070.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc02844.1.g00080.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc04553.1.g00010.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc06453.1.g00030.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc00355.1.g00540.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc02013.1.g00160.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc00501.1.g00230.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc01769.1.g00100.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc07268.1.g00010.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc02020.1.g00060.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc01783.1.g00100.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc01522.1.g00110.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc00723.1.g00220.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc07953.1.g00020.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc07934.1.g00010.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc04124.1.g00020.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc01330.1.g00210.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc02779.1.g00070.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc06874.1.g00020.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc00491.1.g00290.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc04863.1.g00010.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc01083.1.g00110.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc01854.1.g00090.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc03751.1.g00050.1WOX family protein
Zmw_sc00754.1.g00270.1WOX 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