Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0
Selaginella moellendorffii
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
118783Nin-like family protein
172537Nin-like family protein
408627Nin-like family protein
425147Nin-like family protein
429480Nin-like family protein
61084Nin-like family protein
73105Nin-like family protein
73108Nin-like family protein
73110Nin-like family protein
73111Nin-like family protein
73112Nin-like family protein
73113Nin-like family protein
73116Nin-like family protein
73117Nin-like family protein
73118Nin-like family protein
99671Nin-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