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@article{(International Science Index):,
  title    = {Identification of Conserved Domains and Motifs for GRF Gene Family},
  author    = {Jafar Ahmadi and  Nafiseh Noormohammadi and  Sedigheh Fabriki Ourang},
  country   = {Iran, Islamic Republic Of},
  institution={Imam Khomeini International University},
  abstract  = {GRF, Growth regulating factor, genes encode a novel
class of plant-specific transcription factors. The GRF proteins play a
role in the regulation of cell numbers in young and growing tissues
and may act as transcription activations in growth and development
of plants. Identification of GRF genes and their expression are
important in plants to performance of the growth and development of
various organs. In this study, to better understanding the structural
and functional differences of GRFs family, 45 GRF proteins
sequences in A. thaliana, Z. mays, O. sativa, B. napus, B. rapa, H.
vulgare and S. bicolor, have been collected and analyzed through
bioinformatics data mining. As a result, in secondary structure of
GRFs, the number of alpha helices was more than beta sheets and in
all of them QLQ domains were completely in the biggest alpha helix.
In all GRFs, QLQ and WRC domains were completely protected
except in AtGRF9. These proteins have no trans-membrane domain
and due to have nuclear localization signals act in nuclear and they
are component of unstable proteins in the test tube.
  {International Journal of Bioengineering and Life Sciences },  volume    = {8},
  number    = {12},
  year      = {2014},
  pages     = {1335 - 1338},
  ee        = {},
  url       = {},
  bibsource = {},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 96, 2014},