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Table 1 Summary of WOX protein expression domains and function

From: The WUS homeobox-containing (WOX) protein family

Protein Alternative name (if any) in species listed Clade Expression domain Function Species
WUS   WUS clade SAM, ovule, anther Stem-cell maintenance, anther and ovule development A. thaliana, snapdragon, petunia
WOX1   WUS clade Lateral organ primordia Lateral organ formation A. thaliana, petunia
WOX2   WUS clade Apical embryo domain Embryo patterning A. thaliana
WOX3 PRS1 (in maize NS1 and NS2) WUS clade SAM, peripheral zone Promotes cell proliferation, lateral organ formation A. thaliana, maize, petunia, rice
WOX4   WUS clade Unknown Unknown  
WOX5   WUS clade RAM Stem-cell maintenance A. thaliana, rice
WOX6 PFS2, hos9 WUS clade Female gametophyte Prevents differentiation, cold-stress response A. thaliana
WOX7   WUS clade    A. thaliana
WOX8   Intermediate clade Basal embryo domain Embryo patterning A. thaliana
WOX9 STIMPY Intermediate clade Basal embryo domain Embryo patterning, promote cell proliferation A. thaliana, tomato, petunia
WOX10   Ancient clade Unknown Unknown A. thaliana
WOX11   Intermediate clade SAM and RAM Crown root development Rice
WOX12   Intermediate clade Unknown Unknown A. thaliana
WOX13   Ancient clade Root, inflorescence Floral transition, root development A. thaliana
WOX14   Ancient clade Root, inflorescence Floral transition, root development A. thaliana
  1. SAM, shoot apical meristem; RAM, root apical meristem.