PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Nicotiana tomentosiformis
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
XP_009588830.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009588831.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009588832.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009588834.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009589173.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009589174.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009589175.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009589176.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009589178.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009589179.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009589180.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009589181.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009589182.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009589276.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009589282.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009597270.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009597271.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009597272.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009597273.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009599820.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009599821.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009599822.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009600090.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009600534.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009600535.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009601280.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009601281.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009601595.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009603064.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009605047.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009605048.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009605049.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009608942.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009618484.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009618486.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009622679.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009622680.1Nin-like family protein
XP_009623517.1Nin-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