PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Oryza rufipogon
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
ORUFI01G09470.1Nin-like family protein
ORUFI01G10030.1Nin-like family protein
ORUFI01G10030.2Nin-like family protein
ORUFI01G21630.1Nin-like family protein
ORUFI02G02860.1Nin-like family protein
ORUFI02G34010.1Nin-like family protein
ORUFI03G02230.1Nin-like family protein
ORUFI04G18750.1Nin-like family protein
ORUFI06G08510.1Nin-like family protein
ORUFI06G08510.2Nin-like family protein
ORUFI09G04820.1Nin-like family protein
ORUFI09G04820.2Nin-like family protein
ORUFI09G12830.1Nin-like family protein
ORUFI09G20290.1Nin-like family protein
ORUFI09G20290.2Nin-like family protein
ORUFI09G20290.3Nin-like family protein
ORUFI11G09500.1Nin-like family protein
ORUFI11G09500.2Nin-like family protein
ORUFI11G09500.3Nin-like family protein
ORUFI11G09500.4Nin-like family protein
ORUFI12G07480.1Nin-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