Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
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Sorghum bicolor MYB-related Family


Martin & Paz-Ares. 1997: The cloning of the first transcription factor from plants, the C1 gene of maize, indicated that plants use transcription factors that are structurally related to those of animals in their control of gene expression, because C1 showed significant structural homology to the vertebrate cellular proto-oncogene c-MYB. Since 1987, the catalogue of MYB-related transcription factors has increased considerably in size due, primarily, to the ever-expanding number of MYB genes identified in higher plants (Arabidopsis thaliana is estimated to contain more than a hundred MYB genes). In vertebrates, the MYB-related proto-oncogenes comprise a small family with a central role in controlling cellular proliferation and commitment to development. However, while the functions of some plant MYB genes are relatively well understood they are, at present, quite distinct from their animal counterparts.

Members of this family
  SHOULD possess Myb_DNA-binding domain
  SHOULD NOT possess ARID G2-like Response_reg SNF2_N trihelix domains

Domain alignments

Benchmark against A. thaliana

The Sensitivity and Positive Predictive Value (PPV) were assessed for the families MYB and MYB-related jointly. The data reported by Yanhui et al. 2006 for A. thaliana were taken as gold standard.

The gold standard reported 198 members for this families, 184 of which are present in ArabTFDB, giving a PPV of 0.88. Fourteen additional members not present in ArabTFDB might be false negatives, giving a Sensitivity of 0.93.

This family is also present in:


There are 85 gene models in this family

Gene modelDescriptionDomains
141760 estExt_fgenesh1_pm.C_chr_10653 Myb_DNA-binding
144268 estExt_fgenesh1_pm.C_chr_40259 Myb_DNA-binding
148210 estExt_fgenesh1_kg.C_chr_30198 Myb_DNA-binding
4002138 gw1.9.1598.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4002234 gw1.9.1605.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4003869 gw1.7.1634.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4022266 gw1.10.3702.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4133080 gw1.9.14885.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4154177 gw1.4.16655.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4154253 gw1.3.17609.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4162953 gw1.3.19451.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4752357 estExt_Genewise1.C_chr_37020 Linker_histone Myb_DNA-binding
4761213 estExt_Genewise1.C_chr_65811 Myb_DNA-binding SURF2 SWIRM
4765600 estExt_Genewise1.C_chr_81152 Myb_DNA-binding
4769105 estExt_Genewise1.C_chr_97892 Myb_DNA-binding
4773338 e_gw1.1.18955.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4780104 e_gw1.1.14996.1 DIRP Myb_DNA-binding
4780757 e_gw1.1.18389.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4805323 e_gw1.3.2710.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4805408 e_gw1.3.1552.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4813926 e_gw1.4.3715.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4822356 e_gw1.5.2089.1 Myb_DNA-binding SWIRM
4844834 e_gw1.8.13101.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4849823 e_gw1.9.1600.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4850669 e_gw1.9.1603.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4853401 e_gw1.9.1610.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4860094 e_gw1.10.3701.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4862454 e_gw1.10.2658.1 Myb_DNA-binding
4867867 estExt_Genewise1Plus.C_chr_11626 Myb_DNA-binding ZZ
4868619 estExt_Genewise1Plus.C_chr_12752 Linker_histone Myb_DNA-binding
4872533 estExt_Genewise1Plus.C_chr_111855 Myb_DNA-binding
4884458 estExt_Genewise1Plus.C_chr_48281 Myb_DNA-binding
4890238 estExt_Genewise1Plus.C_chr_70856 Myb_DNA-binding
4891015 estExt_Genewise1Plus.C_chr_76426 Myb_DNA-binding
4896733 estExt_Genewise1Plus.C_chr_101041 Myb_DNA-binding
4964722 fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_1001324 Myb_DNA-binding
4966689 fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_1003291 Myb_DNA-binding
4971918 fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_2003234 Myb_DNA-binding
4973197 fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_3000312 DIRP Myb_DNA-binding
4973468 fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_3000583 Myb_DNA-binding
4983194 fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_6000081 Myb_DNA-binding SWIRM ZZ
4993355 fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_10000532 Myb_DNA-binding
4998504 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_14247 Myb_DNA-binding
4998618 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_14420 Myb_DNA-binding
5000537 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_23200 Myb_DNA-binding
5001781 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_31218 Myb_DNA-binding
5003736 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_40700 Myb_DNA-binding SWIRM
5006812 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_61961 Myb_DNA-binding
5007470 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_70350 Myb_DNA-binding
5007523 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_70494 Myb_DNA-binding
5008192 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_72116 Bromodomain Myb_DNA-binding
5008517 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_80537 Myb_DNA-binding SWIRM
5009420 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_90800 Myb_DNA-binding
5010192 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_92370 Myb_DNA-binding
5010241 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_92461 Myb_DNA-binding
5010408 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_100226 Myb_DNA-binding
5011307 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_102295 Myb_DNA-binding
5011558 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_chr_102777 Myb_DNA-binding
5028814 Sb01g016710 Myb_DNA-binding
5029075 Sb01g020596 Myb_DNA-binding
5029080 Sb01g020800 Myb_DNA-binding
5029566 Sb01g029290 Myb_DNA-binding
5031065 Sb10g006570 Myb_DNA-binding
5031295 Sb10g009650 Myb_DNA-binding
5034065 Sb02g028460 Bromodomain Myb_DNA-binding
5035301 Sb03g006450 Myb_DNA-binding
5036252 Sb03g028170 Myb_DNA-binding
5036379 Sb03g030330 Myb_DNA-binding
5038934 Sb04g031590 Myb_DNA-binding
5041510 Sb06g008585 Myb_DNA-binding
5043103 Sb07g004030 Myb_DNA-binding
5045791 Sb09g002086 Myb_DNA-binding
5045853 Sb09g003290 Myb_DNA-binding
5045864 Sb09g003390 Myb_DNA-binding
5048253 Sb01g009800 Myb_DNA-binding SWIRM ZZ
5049055 Sb01g028870 Myb_DNA-binding
5050387 Sb01g050010 Myb_DNA-binding
5051033 Sb02g020870 Myb_DNA-binding
5052502 Sb03g003100 Myb_DNA-binding
5052516 Sb03g003270 Myb_DNA-binding
5052626 Sb03g005080 Linker_histone Myb_DNA-binding
5058398 Sb07g003330 Myb_DNA-binding
5060087 Sb09g003300 Myb_DNA-binding
5060234 Sb09g006060 Myb_DNA-binding
5061133 Sb10g000590 Myb_DNA-binding

General references

Jin, H; Martin, C. 1999. Multifunctionality and diversity within the plant MYB-gene family. Plant Mol. Biol. 41(5):577-85 PUBMEDID:10645718
Klempnauer, KH; Sippel, AE. 1987. The highly conserved amino-terminal region of the protein encoded by the v-myb oncogene functions as a DNA-binding domain. EMBO J. 6(9):2719-25 PUBMEDID:2824190
Martin, C; Paz-Ares, J. 1997. MYB transcription factors in plants. Trends Genet. 13(2):67-73 PUBMEDID:9055608