MYB transcription factor genes as regulators for plant responses: an overview

Physiol Mol Biol Plants. 2013 Jul;19(3):307-21. doi: 10.1007/s12298-013-0179-1.


Regulation of gene expression at the level of transcription controls many crucial biological processes. Transcription factors (TFs) play a great role in controlling cellular processes and MYB TF family is large and involved in controlling various processes like responses to biotic and abiotic stresses, development, differentiation, metabolism, defense etc. Here, we review MYB TFs with particular emphasis on their role in controlling different biological processes. This will provide valuable insights in understanding regulatory networks and associated functions to develop strategies for crop improvement.

Keywords: Abiotic stress; Biotic stress; Gene expression; MYB; Transcription factor.

Publication types

  • Review