AbstractTranscription factors (TFs) are critical biomolecules that control and regulate gene expression in every organism. In wheat, there are 3,606 genes annotated as putative TFs which are primarily uncharacterized. In this work, using a DAP-seq approach, we have validated and characterized a select number of TFs (5bl and 5dl) belonging to GeBP family of proteins, responsible for plant cellular growth, development, and differentiation. We found that top DNA binding motifs for 5bl and 5dl are (G/T)N(T/G)GTGGT and (C/G)AA(C/G)AA respectively. These motifs/peaks are enriched in the promoter regions of the genes, which are associated with rRNA biogenesis and protein maturation pathways. This study is also a first demonstration that DAP-seq can be applied for such a complex and large genome such as wheat.
Published: June 6, 2023