Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2020, Vol. 55 ›› Issue (3): 340-350.DOI: 10.11983/CBB19186

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Advances in Transcription Factors Regulating Plant Terpenoids Biosynthesis

Yanmei Dong1,2,Wenying Zhang1,2,Zhengyi Ling1,2,Jingrui Li1,2,Hongtong Bai1,Hui Li1,*(),Lei Shi1,*()   

  1. 1Key Laboratory of Plant Resources and Beijing Botanical Garden, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China
    2University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2019-09-19 Accepted:2020-02-17 Online:2020-05-01 Published:2020-07-06
  • Contact: Hui Li,Lei Shi


Terpenoids are the most abundant structural and quantitative compounds in plant secondary metabolites, and they play an important role in the interaction of plants with the external environment. Transcription factors have the function of regulating the expression level of genes in the secondary metabolic pathway and regulating the production of secondary metabolites. In the last decades, there are six major transcription factor families involved in the terpenoids biosynthesis (AP2/ERF, bHLH, MYB, NAC, WRKY and bZIP). In this study, we reviewed the structure characteristics, regulatory mode, and research advances of several important transcription factor families in the plant terpenoids biosynthesis, and hope to further enrich the regulatory network of terpenoids synthesis, and provide a reference for molecular breeding, high-quality cultivation and biological control in relevant to terpenoid biosynthesis.

Key words: terpenoids, transcription factors, biosynthesis, transcriptional regulation