PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
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Aegilops tauschii
ERF Family
Species TF ID Description
EMT00367ERF family protein
EMT00652ERF family protein
EMT02052ERF family protein
EMT03773ERF family protein
EMT04957ERF family protein
EMT05217ERF family protein
EMT05769ERF family protein
EMT05789ERF family protein
EMT05935ERF family protein
EMT06920ERF family protein
EMT07419ERF family protein
EMT08027ERF family protein
EMT09007ERF family protein
EMT09265ERF family protein
EMT10156ERF family protein
EMT10240ERF family protein
EMT11237ERF family protein
EMT11307ERF family protein
EMT11687ERF family protein
EMT11952ERF family protein
EMT14137ERF family protein
EMT14510ERF family protein
EMT15483ERF family protein
EMT16418ERF family protein
EMT16477ERF family protein
EMT16504ERF family protein
EMT16905ERF family protein
EMT17147ERF family protein
EMT17327ERF family protein
EMT17604ERF family protein
EMT17653ERF family protein
EMT17811ERF family protein
EMT17921ERF family protein
EMT18835ERF family protein
EMT19193ERF family protein
EMT19198ERF family protein
EMT19548ERF family protein
EMT19751ERF family protein
EMT19762ERF family protein
EMT19910ERF family protein
EMT20090ERF family protein
EMT21523ERF family protein
EMT21934ERF family protein
EMT22348ERF family protein
EMT22445ERF family protein
EMT22495ERF family protein
EMT22546ERF family protein
EMT23855ERF family protein
EMT23900ERF family protein
EMT24341ERF family protein
EMT24342ERF family protein
EMT24923ERF family protein
EMT25881ERF family protein
EMT25962ERF family protein
EMT26497ERF family protein
EMT26591ERF family protein
EMT27000ERF family protein
EMT28518ERF family protein
EMT28801ERF family protein
EMT28877ERF family protein
EMT28879ERF family protein
EMT29111ERF family protein
EMT29213ERF family protein
EMT29515ERF family protein
EMT30392ERF family protein
EMT32258ERF family protein
EMT32369ERF family protein
EMT32411ERF family protein
EMT32428ERF family protein
EMT32582ERF family protein
EMT32668ERF family protein
EMT33162ERF family protein
ERF Family Introduction

The AP2/ERF superfamily is defined by the AP2/ERF domain, which consists of about 60 to 70 amino acids and is involved in DNA binding. These three families have been defined as follows. The AP2 family proteins contain two repeated AP2/ERF domains, the ERF family proteins contain a single AP2/ERF domain, and the RAV family proteins contain a B3 domain, which is a DNA-binding domain conserved in other plant-specific transcription factors, in addition to the single AP2/ERF domain.

It has been demonstrated that the AP2/ERF proteins have important functions in the transcriptional regulation of a variety of biological processes related to growth and development, as well as various responses to environmental stimuli.

After finding the tobacco ERFs, many proteins in the ERF family were identified and implicated in many diverse functions in cellular processes, such as hormonal signal transduction, response to biotic and abiotic stresses, regulation of metabolism, and in developmental processes in various plant species.

Toshitsugu Nakano, Kaoru Suzuki, Tatsuhito Fujimura, and Hideaki Shinshi.
Genome-wide analysis of the ERF gene family in Arabidopsis and rice.
Plant Physiol, 2006. 140(2): p. 411-32.
PMID: 16407444


The first class are proteins which bind to ethylene response elements (ERE) or GCC boxes (tobacco EREBPs, Arabidopsis AtEBP and AtERF1-5, and tomato Pti4-6) found in the promoters of ethylene-inducible pathogenesis related genes. The GCC box is an 11 bp sequence (TAAGAGCCGCC) with a core GCCGCC sequence that is required for binding.
The second class includes proteins that bind to the C-repeat or dehydration response element (DRE) in the promoters of genes that are turned on in response to low temperatures and/or water deficit (CBF1, CBF2, CBF3/DREB1A and DREB2A). The C-repeat/DREs contain the core sequence CCGAC.

Nole-Wilson S, Krizek BA.
DNA binding properties of the Arabidopsis floral development protein AINTEGUMENTA.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2000 Nov 1;28(21):4076-82. Erratum in: Nucleic Acids Res 2001 Mar 1;29(5):1261.
PMID: 11058102