Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0
Zea mays
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
AC207342.3_FGP001Nin-like family protein
AC233880.1_FGP006Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G004663_P01Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G031398_P01Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G031398_P02Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G042278_P01Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G048582_P01Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G053298_P01Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G057131_P01Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G057131_P02Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G057131_P03Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G057131_P04Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G071322_P01Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G105004_P01Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G105004_P02Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G105641_P01Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G109509_P01Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G109509_P02Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G176655_P01Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G375675_P01Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G392306_P01Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G472589_P01Nin-like family protein
GRMZM2G475305_P01Nin-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