PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0 v4.0
Elaeis guineensis
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
XP_010904856.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010908389.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010908390.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010908915.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010912244.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010912370.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010912769.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010912806.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010915986.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010916090.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010916091.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010918248.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010918249.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010918250.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010918251.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010925184.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010930267.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010935286.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010935287.1Nin-like family protein
XP_010939773.1Nin-like family protein
Nin-like Family Introduction

Nodule inception initially relies on cell competence in a narrow infection zone located just behind the growing root tip. Older nodules then regulate the number of nodules on a root system by suppressing the development of nodule primordia. Nin (for nodule inception) is required for the formation of infection threads and the initiation of primordia. NIN protein has regional similarity to transcription factors, and the predicted DNA-binding/dimerization domain identifies and typifies a consensus motif conserved in plant proteins with a function in nitrogen-controlled development.

The nitrogen regulation of nodule organogenesis and Chlamydomonas gametogenesis together with the conserved domain embedding the RWP-RK motif of NIN and Mid indicate that this domain is involved in the regulation of genes controlled by nitrogen status. Because the conserved domain was found only in proteins from algae and higher plants, this class of regulator proteins probably evolved after the common ancestor of algae and plants diverged from the other eukaryotes.

Schauser L, Roussis A, Stiller J, Stougaard J.
A plant regulator controlling development of symbiotic root nodules
Nature. 1999 Nov 11;402(6758):191-5.
PMID: 10647012