Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0
Eucalyptus camaldulensis
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
EcC008121.10Nin-like family protein
EcC008258.30Nin-like family protein
EcC018455.10Nin-like family protein
EcC048303.10Nin-like family protein
EcC048543.20Nin-like family protein
EcC050391.10Nin-like family protein
EcC053395.20Nin-like family protein
EcC075578.10Nin-like family protein
EcS571845.10Nin-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