Table 3

Family specificity of putative miRNA-targeted transcription factors

Transcription factor gene family

Predicted number of proteins*

Predicted number of miRNA targets

Percent members targeted


Arabidopsis thaliana

Drosophila melanogaster

Caenorhabditis elegans

Saccharomyces cerevisiae


MYB superfamily

190

6

3

10

22

11.6%

bHLH

139

46

25

8

3

2.2%

HB

89

103

84

9

4

4.5%

MADS

82

2

2

4

4

4.9%

bZIP

81

21

25

21

4

4.9%

CCAAT

36

7

7

6

1

2.8%

AP2

14

0

0

0

6

42.9%

NAC

109

0

0

0

10

9.1%

WRKY

72

0

0

0

1

1.4%

GRAS

32

0

0

0

9

28.1%

SBP

16

0

0

0

8

50.0%


*Data in this column are taken from [58]. The percentage of transcription factors in each family targeted by miRNA in Arabidopsis.

Wang et al. Genome Biology 2004 5:R65   doi:10.1186/gb-2004-5-9-r65

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