Expression of a Truncated ATHB17 Protein in Maize Increases Ear Weight at Silking

Rice EA, et al., 9(4):e94238, PLoS One, 2014

DNA and protein interaction and binding studies were performed to characterize ATHB17, a homeodomain leucine zipper class II (HD-ZIP II) transcriptional repressor in Arabidopsis which contains a newly identified EAR-like motif that requires dimerization for high affinity DNA binding and repression activity and ultimately plant growth and development. DNA binding experiments were performed on the Octet QK system using Streptavidin biosensors.

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