Networks of transcription factors with roles in environmental stress response

Trends Plant Sci. 2004 Dec;9(12):591-6. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2004.10.007.


Genome-wide transcriptome analyses have identified hundreds of genes encoding transcription factors that are induced or repressed by a range of environmental stresses. Their complex expression patterns suggest that stress tolerance and resistance are controlled at the transcriptional level by a complicated gene regulatory network. The next steps towards understanding stress biology at the systems level are reconstructing the network and then verifying the roles these transcription factors play in the network.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Computational Biology
  • Environment
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant*
  • Genes, Plant*
  • Genome, Plant*
  • Models, Biological
  • Plants / genetics*
  • Plants / metabolism
  • Transcription Factors / genetics
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism
  • Transcription Factors / physiology*
  • Transcription, Genetic


  • Transcription Factors