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SEP3 binding sites (perf)

Submitted by daniellam on Tue, 12/05/2017 - 00:45

SEP3, a MADS box transcription factor involved with floral organ development, has thousands of binding sites on the Arabidopsis genome and binds throughout, allowing it to regulate floral development through all its stages. Although there are many binding sites, SEP3 binding is highly selective and only binds to some of the binding sites (CArG box) available. The genes bound by SEP3 are expressed at different periods and in different areas allowing for differentiation of a multitude of floral identities throughout the stages of its life cycle. The ChIP-SEQ (chromatin immunoprecipitation and ultrahigh-throughput) data shows that there is a relationship between SEP3 and auxin signaling genes which influence floral identity and growth. Ap1 cal mutants that were not able to grow or differentiate their cells into floral organs. The mutants show that SEP and AP1-like proteins can initiate floral organ growth.

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I think you explained the topic well and explained in through detail what the transcription factor does. One thing I would say is that there is maybe too many commas in the first 2 sentences.

The first sentence would flow better as:

"SEP3, a MADS box transcription factor involved with floral organ development, has thousands of binding sites on the Arabidopsis genome. It binds throughout its entirety, allowing it to regulate floral development through all its stages"

This pharagraph is written very well! I just wouldn't start your paragraph with an abbreviation. I would first write out the whole name and then you can abbreviate after that.