Developmental and evolutionary diversity of plant MADS-domain factors: insights from recent studies

C. Smaczniak, R.G.H. Immink, G.C. Angenent, K. Kaufmann

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Abstract

Members of the MADS-box transcription factor family play essential roles in almost every developmental process in plants. Many MADS-box genes have conserved functions across the flowering plants, but some have acquired novel functions in specific species during evolution. The analyses of MADS-domain protein interactions and target genes have provided new insights into their molecular functions. Here, we review recent findings on MADS-box gene functions in Arabidopsis and discuss the evolutionary history and functional diversification of this gene family in plants. We also discuss possible mechanisms of action of MADS-domain proteins based on their interactions with chromatin-associated factors and other transcriptional regulators.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3081-3098
JournalDevelopment
Volume139
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • floral organ identity
  • box gene family
  • flowering-locus-c
  • genome-wide analysis
  • arabidopsis fruit-development
  • protein-protein interactions
  • reproductive meristem fates
  • abscission zone development
  • transcription factor family
  • homeotic genes

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