Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0
Brachypodium distachyon
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
Bradi1g45165.1.pNin-like family protein
Bradi1g76340.1.pNin-like family protein
Bradi1g76340.2.pNin-like family protein
Bradi1g76340.3.pNin-like family protein
Bradi1g76340.4.pNin-like family protein
Bradi1g76340.5.pNin-like family protein
Bradi2g08177.1.pNin-like family protein
Bradi2g08177.2.pNin-like family protein
Bradi2g08600.1.pNin-like family protein
Bradi2g31710.1.pNin-like family protein
Bradi2g31710.2.pNin-like family protein
Bradi2g31710.3.pNin-like family protein
Bradi2g40920.1.pNin-like family protein
Bradi2g61760.1.pNin-like family protein
Bradi3g03170.1.pNin-like family protein
Bradi3g37700.1.pNin-like family protein
Bradi3g59410.3.pNin-like family protein
Bradi3g59410.4.pNin-like family protein
Bradi3g59420.2.pNin-like family protein
Bradi3g59420.3.pNin-like family protein
Bradi4g20720.1.pNin-like family protein
Bradi4g20720.2.pNin-like family protein
Bradi4g37147.1.pNin-like family protein
Bradi4g37147.2.pNin-like family protein
Bradi4g39766.1.pNin-like family protein
Bradi5g18430.1.pNin-like family protein
Bradi5g23300.1.pNin-like family protein
Bradi5g23300.2.pNin-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