Desveaux et al. (2002): The single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) binding subunit of the plant transcription factor p24 is representative of a novel family of ubiquitous plant-specific proteins that we refer to as the Whirly family because of their quaternary structure.


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Name: Whirly
Class: TF
Number of species containing the TAP: 112
Number of available proteins: 239

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Domain rules:

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Phylogenetic tree for Archeaplastida:

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TAP distribution:

The following table shows the distribution of Whirly over all species included in TAPscan. The values for e.g. a specific kingdom are shown in the tree below if you expand the tree for that kingdom.

Minimum Maximum Average Median Standard deviation

List of species containing Whirly sorted by kingdomcladesupergrouporderfamily:

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