PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
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Oryza sativa subsp. japonica
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
LOC_Os01g13540.1Nin-like family protein
LOC_Os01g14420.1Nin-like family protein
LOC_Os01g37100.1Nin-like family protein
LOC_Os02g04340.1Nin-like family protein
LOC_Os02g51090.1Nin-like family protein
LOC_Os03g03900.1Nin-like family protein
LOC_Os04g41850.1Nin-like family protein
LOC_Os04g47640.1Nin-like family protein
LOC_Os06g12360.1Nin-like family protein
LOC_Os09g27190.1Nin-like family protein
LOC_Os09g37710.1Nin-like family protein
LOC_Os09g37710.2Nin-like family protein
LOC_Os11g16290.1Nin-like family protein
LOC_Os11g16290.2Nin-like family protein
LOC_Os12g12970.1Nin-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