A database of functional and evolutionary study of plant transcription factors. With the version 4.0, PlantTFDB offers 320 370 TFs from 165 species. Three types of annotation provide more directly clues to investigate functional mechanisms underlying: (i) a set of high-quality, non-redundant TF binding motifs derived from experiments, (ii) multiple types of regulatory elements identified from highthroughput sequencing data and (iii) regulatory interactions curated from literature and inferred by combining TF binding motifs and regulatory elements.

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very useful resource, not only for plant transcription factors, but also for regulation data and analsyis

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very good

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PlantTFDB classification

  • Plants

PlantTFDB specifications

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  • (Jin et al., 2016) PlantTFDB 4.0: toward a central hub for transcription factors and regulatory interactions in plants. Nucleic Acids Research.
    Published on: 2016 Oct 01
    DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkw982


State Key Laboratory of Protein and Plant Gene Research, College of Life Sciences, Center for Bioinformatics, Beijing, P.R. China; Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China

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This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China [1470330]; International Collaboration Program for Proteome Biological Big Data and Standard System [2014DFB30030]; State Key Laboratory of Protein and Plant Gene Research; China Postdoctoral Science Foundation Grant [2014M560017, 2015T80015]; Postdoctoral Fellowship at Peking Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences; National Program for Support of Top-notch Young Professionals.

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