PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Oryza barthii
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
OBART01G08660.1Nin-like family protein
OBART01G09250.1Nin-like family protein
OBART01G19230.1Nin-like family protein
OBART02G02910.1Nin-like family protein
OBART02G32320.1Nin-like family protein
OBART03G02480.1Nin-like family protein
OBART04G17320.1Nin-like family protein
OBART04G21780.1Nin-like family protein
OBART09G11970.1Nin-like family protein
OBART09G18730.1Nin-like family protein
OBART09G18730.2Nin-like family protein
OBART11G09000.1Nin-like family protein
OBART12G06640.1Nin-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