Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Petunia inflata
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
Peinf101Scf00688g01015.1Nin-like family protein
Peinf101Scf00723g01015.1Nin-like family protein
Peinf101Scf00936g07008.1Nin-like family protein
Peinf101Scf01109g08009.1Nin-like family protein
Peinf101Scf01164g01013.1Nin-like family protein
Peinf101Scf01217g00015.1Nin-like family protein
Peinf101Scf01468g08062.1Nin-like family protein
Peinf101Scf01533g05080.1Nin-like family protein
Peinf101Scf01556g11058.1Nin-like family protein
Peinf101Scf01593g03019.1Nin-like family protein
Peinf101Scf02154g00014.1Nin-like family protein
Peinf101Scf02382g02007.1Nin-like family protein
Peinf101Scf02666g00001.1Nin-like family protein
Peinf101Scf03230g00020.1Nin-like family protein
Peinf101Scf03230g00026.1Nin-like family protein
Peinf101Scf03679g03027.1Nin-like family protein
Peinf101Scf19586g00005.1Nin-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