Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Ocimum tenuiflorum
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
Ote100015450101Nin-like family protein
Ote100015450131Nin-like family protein
Ote100043600011Nin-like family protein
Ote100051220061Nin-like family protein
Ote100068940051Nin-like family protein
Ote100095030021Nin-like family protein
Ote100095030051Nin-like family protein
Ote100110080201Nin-like family protein
Ote100110190051Nin-like family protein
Ote100163180051Nin-like family protein
Ote100185160171Nin-like family protein
Ote100226490211Nin-like family protein
Ote100254890001Nin-like family protein
Ote100275200061Nin-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