Phylogenetic Classification of Dof type Transcription Factors in Pea (Pisum sativum)

Naoki Nakamura, Mizuri Marutani, Shiroh Sanematsu, Kazuhiro Toyoda, Yoshi shige Inagaki, Tomonori Shiraishi, Yuki Ichinose

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The Dof protein family is a group of plant transcription factors carrying highly conserved 52 residues referred to as the Dof domain, and belongs to the C4 zinc-finger transcription factors. We isolated various PsDof genes by PCR using the Dof-domain nucleotide sequence of the PsDofl gene from a cDNA library of elicitor-treated pea epicotyls, and these isolated PsDof genes were then classified phylogenetically. Since the obtained genes (PsDofl to PsDofT) were scattered over various positions of the phylogenetic tree, they were expected to perform various functions as Dof-type transcription factors. From their positions in the tree, it is expected that the PsDofZ and PsDof5 genes are defense related, as is the PsDofl gene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-252
Number of pages6
JournalPlant Biotechnology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • elicitor
  • Mycosphaerella pinodes
  • phylogenetic tree
  • Pisum sativum
  • PsDof genes
  • transcription factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science


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