PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
Previous version: v1.0, v2.0, v3.0
Oryza sativa subsp. japonica
ERF Family
Species TF ID Description
LOC_Os01g04020.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os01g04020.2ERF family protein
LOC_Os01g07120.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os01g07120.2ERF family protein
LOC_Os01g10370.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os01g12440.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os01g21120.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os01g46870.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os01g54890.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os01g58420.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os01g59780.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os01g64790.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os01g66270.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os01g73770.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g06330.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g09650.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g10760.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g13710.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g29550.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g29550.2ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g29550.3ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g32040.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g32140.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g34260.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g34270.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g35240.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g38090.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g42585.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g43790.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g43820.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g43940.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g43970.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g45420.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g45450.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g51670.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g52670.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g54050.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g54160.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g54160.2ERF family protein
LOC_Os02g55380.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os03g05590.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os03g07830.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os03g07940.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os03g08460.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os03g08470.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os03g08470.2ERF family protein
LOC_Os03g08470.3ERF family protein
LOC_Os03g08490.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os03g08500.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os03g08500.2ERF family protein
LOC_Os03g09170.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os03g15660.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os03g22170.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os03g60120.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os03g64260.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os04g18650.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os04g32620.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os04g32790.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os04g34970.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os04g44670.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os04g46220.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os04g46240.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os04g46250.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os04g46400.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os04g46410.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os04g46440.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os04g48350.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os04g52090.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os04g55520.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os04g56150.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os04g57340.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os05g25260.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os05g27930.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os05g27930.2ERF family protein
LOC_Os05g27930.3ERF family protein
LOC_Os05g27930.4ERF family protein
LOC_Os05g28350.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os05g29810.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os05g34730.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os05g36100.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os05g37640.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os05g39590.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os05g39590.2ERF family protein
LOC_Os05g39590.3ERF family protein
LOC_Os05g41760.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os05g41780.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os05g49010.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os05g49700.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g03670.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g06540.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g06970.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g07030.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g08340.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g09390.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g09390.2ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g09717.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g09760.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g09790.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g09810.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g10780.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g11860.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g11940.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g36000.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g40150.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g42990.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g44750.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os06g47590.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os07g03250.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os07g10410.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os07g12510.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os07g22730.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os07g22770.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os07g38750.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os07g42510.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os07g47330.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os07g47790.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os07g47790.2ERF family protein
LOC_Os08g07700.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os08g27220.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os08g31580.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os08g34360.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os08g35240.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os08g36920.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os08g41030.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os08g42550.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os08g43200.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os08g43210.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os08g44960.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os08g45110.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g11460.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g11460.2ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g11480.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g11480.2ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g13940.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g13940.2ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g13940.3ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g13940.4ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g20350.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g26420.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g26420.2ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g26420.4ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g26420.5ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g28440.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g35010.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g35020.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g35030.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g39810.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os09g39850.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os10g22600.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os10g25170.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os10g26590.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os10g30840.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os10g38000.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os10g41130.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os10g41330.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os10g41330.2ERF family protein
LOC_Os11g06770.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os11g06770.2ERF family protein
LOC_Os11g13840.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os12g39330.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os12g40960.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os12g41030.1ERF family protein
LOC_Os12g41060.1ERF 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