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Pooja Sharma

Pradeep Kumar Sharma

Neha Goel


Teosinte-branched1, Cycloidea, Proliferating (TCP) cell factors which play an important role in plant growth and its homologs encodes as putative transcription factor. The homologs are also containing bulk motif which allows for DNA binding and Protein and protein interactions during various developmental stages of plants by regulating the cell proliferation. In this study, genome-wide identification and analysisof the TCP gene family were conducted in Triticum aestivum. The total of 32 putative TCP encoding genes were identified and classified into various clades through phylogenetic analysis with Arabidopsis and rice genomes. The motif analysis showed conserved motif pattern among the genes. The chromosomal distribution study revealed that most of the TCP genes were occurred in nucleus. TCPgene family may further be validated to generate novel morphological characters which should be correlated with agronomical values such as plant growth. Enhancement in the study of TCP gene family can be useful tool for crop improvement programmes.

Keywords: TEOSINTE-BRANCHED/CYCLOIDEA/PCF (TCP) proteins, genome-wide identification, cell proliferation, Triticum aestivum (Wheat), sub cellular localization, phylogenetic analysis


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