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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2020-11-25 20:54 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2020-11-25 20:54 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
MADS-box transcription factor zmm28
Alternate Genetic Element Name (synonyms)
MADS-transcription factor 67
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Zea mays - Maize, Corn, MAIZE
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
Agamous-like MADS-box protein AGL8 (ZMM28)
Biological function
MADS-box proteins contain a highly conserved DNA -binding domain at the N-terminus and function as transcription factors to regulate diverse processes, such as growth and development among others. The transcription factor can act as a homodimer or a heterodimer.

The zmm28 gene encodes a MIKC-type MADS-box transcriptional factor where the MADS (M) domain is followed by Intervening (I), Keratin-like (K), and C-terminal domains and belongs to the AP1-FUl clade of MADS-box genes. Constitutive expression of zmm28 resulted in greater height, increased yield, increased photosynthesis in leaves (higher expression of C4 photosynthetic genes), increased nitrogen assimilation (through improved nitrogenase reductase activity) and modulation of phytohormone (gibberellin and auxin) signalling.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology

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