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Name: bZIP
Class: TF
Number of species containing the TAP: 123
Number of available proteins: 6785

The colour code corresponds to the rules for the domains:

should be contained
should not be contained

Domain rules:

(Domain names are clickable)
Please note: One of the domains bZIP_1 and bZIP_2 are sufficient for a protein to be classified as TAP bZIP.

Phylogenetic tree for Archeaplastida:

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TAP distribution:

The following table shows the distribution of bZIP over all species included in TAPscan. The values for e.g. a specific kingdom are shown in the tree below if you expand the tree for that kingdom.

Minimum Maximum Average Median Standard deviation

List of species containing bZIP sorted by kingdomcladesupergrouporderfamily:

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expand kingdom Archaeplastida (6915 proteins in 123 species)