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Displaying mTERF Family from Maize


The mitochondrial termination factor family (mTERF) were thought in animal models to be comprised of DNA-binding regulators of mitochondrial transcription.More recently, they have been recognized as important players in organellar gene expression not necessarily acting as transcription factors,but rather blocking transcription acting in antisense or by playing a role in ribosomal biogenesis (PMID:25582570). Angiosperms have the highest number of mTERFs out of all eukaryotes and expansion of the family has been proposed to be important to the evolution of land plants (PMID:23087700).For instance, Arabidopsis thaliana has 35 mTERF proteins, 17 of which are mitochondrial targeted, 11 of which are chloroplastic,and 1 that was localized in the cytoplasm (PMID:21464319).Molecular mechanisms for mTERFs action in plants is not yet fully understood, but for few mTERFs (two in Arabidopsis and one in Maize) a molecular function as splicing factors have been characterized (one in chloroplasts ZmMTERF4, encoded by the gene GRMZM2G029933; and two in mitochondria AtMTERF4 and AtMTERF15, encoded by the genes At4g02990 and At1g74120 respectively) (PMID:24500208) (PMID:25402171).

Protein Name
accepted / suggested
Gene Locus Synonym/
Gene Name
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ZmMTERF1 GRMZM2G168665 MTERF1 pUT6300 View in Browser
ZmMTERF2 GRMZM2G061542 MTERF2 pUT4447 , pUT4751 View in Browser
ZmMTERF3 GRMZM2G034217 MTERF3 pUT6479 View in Browser
ZmMTERF4 GRMZM2G054517 MTERF32 View in Browser
ZmMTERF5 GRMZM2G159766 MTERF5 pUT5575 View in Browser
ZmMTERF6 GRMZM2G170137 MTERF6 pUT5581 View in Browser
ZmMTERF7 GRMZM2G087679 MTERF7 pUT5729 View in Browser
ZmMTERF8 GRMZM2G060114 MTERF8 pUT5783 View in Browser
ZmMTERF9 GRMZM2G130773 MTERF9 pUT4448 , pUT4750 View in Browser
ZmMTERF10 GRMZM2G177019 MTERF10 pUT5968 View in Browser
ZmMTERF11 GRMZM2G023257 MTERF11 pUT5345 View in Browser
ZmMTERF12 GRMZM2G113181 MTERF12 View in Browser
ZmMTERF13 GRMZM2G312806 MTERF13 pUT1756 View in Browser
ZmMTERF14 GRMZM2G000610 MTERF14 pUT5571 View in Browser
ZmMTERF15 GRMZM2G119921 MTERF15 pUT5657 View in Browser
ZmMTERF16 GRMZM2G395850 MTERF16 pUT4619 View in Browser
ZmMTERF17 GRMZM2G024550 MTERF17 pUT5784 View in Browser
ZmMTERF18 GRMZM2G017355 MTERF18 pUT6816 View in Browser
ZmMTERF19 GRMZM2G017429 MTERF19 pUT5727 View in Browser
ZmMTERF20 GRMZM2G158854 MTERF20 View in Browser
ZmMTERF21 GRMZM2G161146 MTERF21 pUT6552 View in Browser
ZmMTERF22 GRMZM2G012999 MTERF22 pUT6531 View in Browser
ZmMTERF23 GRMZM2G426154 MTERF23 View in Browser
ZmMTERF24 GRMZM2G175930 MTERF24 View in Browser
ZmMTERF25 GRMZM2G142150 MTERF25 pUT5768 View in Browser
ZmMTERF26 GRMZM2G062910 MTERF26 pUT6546 View in Browser
ZmMTERF27 GRMZM2G325350 MTERF27 pUT5730 View in Browser
ZmMTERF28 GRMZM2G029933 MTERF4 View in Browser
ZmMTERF29 GRMZM2G068462 MTERF29 pUT5728 View in Browser
ZmMTERF30 GRMZM2G157716 MTERF30 pUT6294 View in Browser