Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0
Capsicum annuum
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
CA00g29950Nin-like family protein
CA00g79730Nin-like family protein
CA00g81250Nin-like family protein
CA00g82730Nin-like family protein
CA01g00740Nin-like family protein
CA01g29220Nin-like family protein
CA01g34600Nin-like family protein
CA03g19970Nin-like family protein
CA03g30030Nin-like family protein
CA04g22790Nin-like family protein
CA06g10820Nin-like family protein
CA08g17390Nin-like family protein
CA10g17160Nin-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