The plant formin-like (FH2) proteins - version 2.1

This site contains information on known members of the family of FH2 proteins, or formins, in (mostly angiosperm) plants. Most of the data shown here has been published in a somewhat condensed form in the following paper, which is freely available on-line:

Cvrckova, F., Novotny, M., Pickova, D. and Zarsky, V. (2004). Formin homology 2 domains occur in multiple contexts in angiosperms. BMC Genomics 5, 44.

Thanks to Michael Tognolli from Uniprot, sequences of some of the Arabidopsis formins underwent a recent careful revision. I have added links to the Genes page to the corresponding protein entries.

Of course, I am planning to keep the resource up-to date ... but I cannot promise it will be very regular, as there are lots of more interesting things to do!


There are 21 loci encoding formin-related genes in the first fully sequenced angiosperm genome (A. thaliana).

Genes and clones

Proteins in detail*

* Also a good starting point, if you want to get a general idea about the domain structure of plant formins and their relationship to PTEN-like proteins.

Non-arabidopsis (under construction)

Beet (Beta vulgaris)
Cotton (Gossypium sp.)
Soy (Glycine max)
Barley (Hordeum vulgare)
Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
Lotus japonicus
Alfalfa (Medicago truncatula)
Tobacco (Nicotiana sp.)
Rice (Oryza sativa)
Pea (Pisum sativum)
Sorghum sp.
Potato (Solanum tuberosum)
Wheat (Triticum aestivum)
Grapevine (Vitis vinifera)
Maize (Zea mays)
Other angiosperms
Pine (Pinus sp.)
Other gymnosperms
Moss (Physcomitrella patens)


Bibliography (selected papers)

The author (about, contact)

Site history

Development of this site (including previous versions) has been at various times partly supported by the EMBO ALTF 384-2000 Fellowship, the Czech Ministry of Education Project J13/98:113100003 and Grant Agency of the Czech Republic Grants 204/02/1461 and 204/05/0268.