Plant Transcription factor database - CTBE
version: 3.0

FAR1 Family


Lin et al. 2007: FHY3 and FAR1 have separable DNA binding and transcriptional activation domains that are highly conserved in Mutator-like transposases. Further, expression of FHY3 and FAR1 is negatively regulated by phyA signaling. We propose that FHY3 and FAR1 represent transcription factors that have been co-opted from an ancient Mutator-like transposase(s) to modulate phyA-signaling homeostasis in higher plants.

Members of this family
  SHOULD possess FAR1 domain

Domain alignments

This family is also present in:


General references

Hudson, M; Ringli, C; Boylan, MT; Quail, PH. 1999. The FAR1 locus encodes a novel nuclear protein specific to phytochrome A signaling. Genes Dev. 13(15):2017-27 PUBMEDID:10444599
Lin, R; Ding, L; Casola, C; Ripoll, DR; Feschotte, C; Wang, H. 2007. Transposase-derived transcription factors regulate light signaling in Arabidopsis. Science 318(5854):1302-5 PUBMEDID:18033885