MADS box

MADS box

A conserved 168 to 180 base pair nucleotide sequence found in genes of the MADS box family, which encode the DNA-binding MADS proteins, most of which are transcription factors and are thought to have evolved from a type-II topoisomerase.
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Our project will provide new insights into the network controlled by SEEDSTICK (STK), a MADS box transcription factor, which is the master regulator in the production of seeds.