PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Trifolium pratense
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
Tp57577_TGAC_v2_mRNA12227Nin-like family protein
Tp57577_TGAC_v2_mRNA19272Nin-like family protein
Tp57577_TGAC_v2_mRNA19433Nin-like family protein
Tp57577_TGAC_v2_mRNA27901Nin-like family protein
Tp57577_TGAC_v2_mRNA35367Nin-like family protein
Tp57577_TGAC_v2_mRNA3630Nin-like family protein
Tp57577_TGAC_v2_mRNA39375Nin-like family protein
Tp57577_TGAC_v2_mRNA39376Nin-like family protein
Tp57577_TGAC_v2_mRNA39377Nin-like family protein
Tp57577_TGAC_v2_mRNA6838Nin-like family protein
Tp57577_TGAC_v2_mRNA8428Nin-like family protein
Tp57577_TGAC_v2_mRNA8649Nin-like family protein
Tp57577_TGAC_v2_mRNA8651Nin-like family protein
Tp57577_TGAC_v2_mRNA9575Nin-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