ULT Genomic sequences

Minimum number of tobacco ULT genes: 4

Count of tobacco ULT sequences: 11

Pfam accession: ULT

SHOULD possess ULT domain

The higher-plant shoot apical meristem is a dynamic structure continuously producing cells that become incorporated into new leaves, stems and flowers. The maintenance of a constant flow of cells through the meristem depends on coordination of two antagonistic processes: self-renewal of the stem cell population and initiation of the lateral organs. This coordination is stringently controlled by gene networks that contain both positive and negative components. We have previously defined the ULTRAPETALA1 (ULT1) gene as a key negative regulator of cell accumulation in Arabidopsis shoot and floral meristems, because mutations in ULT1 cause the enlargement of inflorescence and floral meristems, the production of supernumerary flowers and floral organs, and a delay in floral meristem termination. Here, we show that ULT1 negatively regulates the size of the WUSCHEL (WUS)-expressing organizing center in inflorescence meristems. We have cloned the ULT1 gene and find that it encodes a small protein containing a B-box-like motif and a SAND domain, a DNA-binding motif previously reported only in animal transcription factors. ULT1 and its Arabidopsis paralog ULT2 define a novel small gene family in plants. ULT1 and ULT2 are expressed coordinately in embryonic shoot apical meristems, in inflorescence and floral meristems, and in developing stamens, carpels and ovules. Additionally, ULT1 is expressed in vegetative meristems and leaf primordia. ULT2 protein can compensate for mutant ULT1 protein when overexpressed in an ult1 background, indicating that the two genes may regulate a common set of targets during plant development. Downregulation of both ULT genes can lead to shoot apical meristem arrest shortly after germination, revealing a requirement for ULT activity in early development.

Papers

Carles, CC; Choffnes-Inada, D; Reville, K; Lertpiriyapong, K; Fletcher, JC. ULTRAPETALA1 encodes a SAND domain putative transcriptional regulator that controls shoot and floral meristem activity in Arabidopsis. Development 2005. 132(5):897-911 PMID: 15673576



Removed one singlet b/c no match in blast results.

Number of contigs: 10

Number of singlets: 1

Number of N terminal – 1

Number of C terminal – 4

Number of genes with middle part of domain – 3

Total minimum number – 4




Search sequences and info


Transcription factor sequences
Locus
Description
NCBI
ULT_1 [comment=middle] ET051583
ET042177
ULT_2 [comment=3 prime end] ET046776
ET046775
ULT_3 [comment=middle] ET043706
ET050603
ET050604
ULT_4 [comment=middle] ET050356
ET050144
ET044843
ULT_5 [comment=3 prime end] ET049894
ET043298
ET049644
ULT_6 [comment=5 prime end] ET045479
ET043705
ET050212
ET051500
ULT_7 [comment=3 prime end] ET043585
ET048822
ET047012
ET049204
ULT_8 [comment=5 prime end] ET049837
ET042176
ET046217
ET049838
ET043377
ET046218
ULT_9 [comment=5 prime end] ET042435
ET045820
ET044078
ET042998
ET045798
ET045367
ULT_10 [comment=3 prime end] ET044541
ET051179
ET051178
ET043628
ET044540
ET047611
ET047303
ULT_11 [comment=5 prime end] ET049932


Tobacco published genes related to transcription factor family ULT
Family Genbank ID Name
Authors of this site:

Paul J Rushton
Marta T. Bokowiec
Xianfeng (Jeff) Chen
Thomas (Tom) W Laudeman
Jennifer F. Brannock
Michael P. Timko

Contact:

pr8y@virginia.edu