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A basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor regulates cell elongation and seed germination

Kim, J-A.; Lee, M.; Kim, Y-Sung.; Woo, J-Chang.; Park, C-Mo.

Molecules and Cells 19(3): 334-341

2005


ISSN/ISBN: 1016-8478
PMID: 15995349
Accession: 011675937

Plants are sessile and rely on a wide variety of growth hormones to adjust growth and development in response to internal and external stimuli. We have identified a gene, designated NAN, encoding a basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor that regulates cell elongation and seed germination in plants. NAN has an HLH motif in its C-terminal region but does not have any other discernible homologies to bHLH proteins.

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