PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
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Phoenix dactylifera
ERF Family
Species TF ID Description
PDK_30s1014831g008ERF family protein
PDK_30s1022981g004ERF family protein
PDK_30s1042241g005ERF family protein
PDK_30s1050381g009ERF family protein
PDK_30s1065091g007ERF family protein
PDK_30s1082231g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s1091791g002ERF family protein
PDK_30s1111671g005ERF family protein
PDK_30s1148281g014ERF family protein
PDK_30s1161861g003ERF family protein
PDK_30s1169571g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s1206201g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s65509159g002ERF family protein
PDK_30s6550926g037ERF family protein
PDK_30s65509619g002ERF family protein
PDK_30s664721g002ERF family protein
PDK_30s664721g003ERF family protein
PDK_30s667421g004ERF family protein
PDK_30s696511g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s696511g002ERF family protein
PDK_30s699491g008ERF family protein
PDK_30s714561g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s722021g004ERF family protein
PDK_30s727901g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s729341g002ERF family protein
PDK_30s731031g002ERF family protein
PDK_30s734381g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s736821g004ERF family protein
PDK_30s746021g005ERF family protein
PDK_30s762461g016ERF family protein
PDK_30s765571g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s785711g009ERF family protein
PDK_30s791711g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s798461g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s808301g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s815981g006ERF family protein
PDK_30s832971g002ERF family protein
PDK_30s846061g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s861241g006ERF family protein
PDK_30s861471g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s868141g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s871351g008ERF family protein
PDK_30s883021g002ERF family protein
PDK_30s883531g002ERF family protein
PDK_30s884391g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s896481g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s906271g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s910611g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s934551g004ERF family protein
PDK_30s934551g005ERF family protein
PDK_30s942371g002ERF family protein
PDK_30s950491g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s953521g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s953841g001ERF family protein
PDK_30s993331g001ERF 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