PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Oryza brachyantha
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
OB01G18870.1Nin-like family protein
OB01G19360.1Nin-like family protein
OB02G12720.1Nin-like family protein
OB02G39310.1Nin-like family protein
OB03G12460.1Nin-like family protein
OB04G24560.1Nin-like family protein
OB04G28790.1Nin-like family protein
OB06G17750.1Nin-like family protein
OB09G18440.1Nin-like family protein
OB09G25360.1Nin-like family protein
OB11G17130.1Nin-like family protein
OB12G16200.1Nin-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