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The LEAFY transcription factor reprograms root explants to form flowers by acting as a pioneer transcription factor.

work by grad students Run Jin and  Sammy Klasfeld together with postdoc Yang Zhu

The DNA binding domain of LEAFY makes shallow contacts allowing simultaneous access of the transcription factor and the histone octamer.

LEAFY binds nucleosomal DNA in vitro and in vivo