Domain

Alpha box (IPR017931)

Short name: Alpha_box

Domain relationships

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Description

Sexual reproduction in ascomycetes is controlled by a single regulatory locus, referred to as a mating type type (MAT). The single MAT locus has alternate forms, termed idiomorphs, that must be different for two isolates to mate. All ascomycete MAT idiomorphs encode proteins with confirmed or putative DNA-binding motifs, such as an alpha box for MAT1-1 strains and a high mobility group (HMG) (PDOC00305) DNA-binding domain for MAT1-2 strains [PMID: 11106025, PMID: 12679880]. This entry represents the alpha box domain.

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