Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Phyllostachys heterocycla
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
PH01000048G1600Nin-like family protein
PH01000236G1170Nin-like family protein
PH01000243G0600Nin-like family protein
PH01000262G1070Nin-like family protein
PH01000272G1180Nin-like family protein
PH01000291G1250Nin-like family protein
PH01000653G0760Nin-like family protein
PH01000667G0080Nin-like family protein
PH01001166G0570Nin-like family protein
PH01001551G0070Nin-like family protein
PH01001651G0380Nin-like family protein
PH01001870G0100Nin-like family protein
PH01002763G0330Nin-like family protein
PH01004029G0080Nin-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