Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
version: 3.0

GRAS Family


Tian et al. 2004: Members of the GRAS gene family encode transcriptional regulators that have diverse functions in plant growth and development such as gibberellin signal transduction, root radial patterning, axillary meristem formation, phytochrome A signal transduction, and gametogenesis.

Members of this family
  SHOULD possess GRAS domain

Domain alignments

Benchmark against A. thaliana

The Sensitivity and Positive Predictive Value (PPV) were assessed for this family. The data reported by Bolle 2004 for A. thaliana were taken as gold standard.

The gold standard reported 33 members for this family, 32 of which are present in ArabTFDB, giving a PPV of 0.97. One additional member not present in ArabTFDB might be a false negative, giving a Sensitivity of 0.97.

This family is also present in:


General references

Bolle, C. 2004. The role of GRAS proteins in plant signal transduction and development. Planta 218(5):683-92 PUBMEDID:14760535
Richards, DE; Peng, J; Harberd, NP. 2000. Plant GRAS and metazoan STATs: one family? Bioessays 22(6):573-7 PUBMEDID:10842311