The Arabidopsis bZIP transcription factor family-an update

Wolfgang Dröge-Laser, Basten L Snoek, Berend Snel, Christoph Weiste

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The basic (region) leucine zippers (bZIPs) are evolutionarily conserved transcription factors in eukaryotic organisms. Here, we have updated the classification of the Arabidopsis thaliana bZIP-family, comprising 78 members, which have been assorted into 13 groups. Arabidopsis bZIPs are involved in a plethora of functions related to plant development, environmental signalling and stress response. Based on the classification, we have highlighted functional and regulatory aspects of selected well-studied bZIPs, which may serve as prototypic examples for the particular groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-49
Number of pages14
JournalCurrent Opinion in Plant Biology
Issue numberPt A
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 31 May 2018
Externally publishedYes


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