Li et al. (2016): GRAS proteins belong to a plant-specific protein family with many members and play essential roles in plant growth and development, functioning primarily in transcriptional regulation. The structure is a dimer, with a clear groove to accommodate double-stranded DNA.


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Name: GRAS
Class: TF
Number of species containing the TAP: 100
Number of available proteins: 4567

The colour code corresponds to the rules for the domains:

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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 GRAS 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 GRAS sorted by kingdomcladesupergrouporderfamily:

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expand kingdom Archaeplastida (4923 proteins in 100 species)