c-Myb and the C/EBP family are transcriptional regulatory factors that act in concert to regulate the expression of myeloid-specific genes. v-Myb encoded by avian myeloblastosis virus (AMV) is a mutated form of c-Myb that contains point mutations which disrupt the cooperation with C/EBPs. To understand the mechanism of the transcriptional synergy between c-Myb and C/EBPs and the effect of the v-Myb mutations on that synergy, knowledge based on their three-dimensional structures is essential. Crystals of ternary complexes, in which various combinations of the DNA-binding domains of c-Myb or v-Myb and C/EBPalpha or C/EBPbeta are bound to a DNA fragment from tom-1A promoter, were obtained by the vapour-diffusion method. Complete diffraction data sets were obtained from each native crystal and two types of iodine-derivative crystals. A three-wavelength MAD data set was also obtained from a bromine-derivative crystal.