Publications emanating from or supported by EcoSeed


  • Castillo-Lorenzo E, Pritchard HW, Finch-Savage WE, Seal CE (2019) Comparison of seed and seedling functional traits in native Helianthus species and the crop H. annuus (sunflower). Plant Biol 21: 533-543

  • Chauffour F, Bailly M, Perreau F, Cueff G, Suzuki H, Collet B, Frey A, Clement G, Soubigou-Taconnat L, Balliau T, Krieger-Liszkay A, Rajjou L, Marion-Poll A (2019) Multi-omics analysis reveals sequential roles for ABA during seed maturation. Plant Physiol doi:10.1104/pp.19.00338

  • Nagel M, Alqudah AM, Bailly M, Rajjou L, Pistrick S, Matzig G, Borner A, Kranner I (2019) Novel loci and a role for nitric oxide for seed dormancy and preharvest sprouting in barley. Plant Cell Environ 42: 1318-1327

  • Nagel M, Seal CE, Colville L, Rodenstein A, Un S, Richter J, Pritchard HW, Borner A, Kranner I (2019) Wheat seed ageing viewed through the cellular redox environment and changes in pH. Free Radic Res  doi:10.1080/10715762.2019.1620226

  • Schausberger C, Roach T, Stoggl W, Arc E, Finch-Savage WE, Kranner I (2019) Abscisic acid-determined seed vigour differences do not influence redox regulation during ageing. Biochem J 476: 965-974


  • Awan S, Footitt S, Finch-Savage WE (2018) Interaction of maternal environment and allelic differences in seed vigour genes determines seed performance in Brassica oleracea. Plant J 94: 1098-1108

  • Nagel M, Holstein K, Willner E, Borner A (2018) Machine learning links seed composition, glucosinolates and viability of oilseed rape after 31 years of long-term storage. Seed Science Research 28: 340-348

  • Roach T, Nagel M, Borner A, Eberle C, Kranner I (2018) Changes in tocochromanols and glutathione reveal differences in the mechanisms of seed ageing under seedbank conditions and controlled deterioration in barley. Environmental and Experimental Botany 156: 8-15

  • Wozny D, Kramer K, Finkemeier I, Acosta IF, Koornneef M (2018) Genes for seed longevity in barley identified by genomic analysis on near isogenic lines. Plant Cell Environ 41: 1895-1911

  • Xia Q, Ponnaiah M, Cueff G, Rajjou L, Prodhomme D, Gibon Y, Bailly C, Corbineau F, Meimoun P, El-Maarouf-Bouteau H (2018) Integrating proteomics and enzymatic profiling to decipher seed metabolism affected by temperature in seed dormancy and germination. Plant Sci 269: 118-125

  • Yazdanpanah F, Maurino VG, Mettler-Altmann T, Buijs G, Bailly M, Jashni MK, Willems L, Sergeeva LI, Rajjou L, Hilhorst HWM, Bentsink L (2018) NADP-MALIC ENZYME 1 affects germination after seed storage in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Physiol doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcy213


  • Basbouss-Serhal I, Pateyron S, Cochet F, Leymarie J, Bailly C (2017) 5' to 3' mRNA Decay Contributes to the Regulation of Arabidopsis Seed Germination by Dormancy. Plant Physiol 173: 1709-1723

  • Biniek C, Heyno E, Kruk J, Sparla F, Trost P, Krieger-Liszkay A (2017) Role of the NAD(P)H quinone oxidoreductase NQR and the cytochrome b AIR12 in controlling superoxide generation at the plasma membrane. Planta 245: 807-817

  • de Simone A, Hubbard R, de la Torre NV, Velappan Y, Wilson M, Considine MJ, Soppe WJJ, Foyer CH (2017) Redox Changes During the Cell Cycle in the Embryonic Root Meristem of Arabidopsis thaliana. Antioxid Redox Signal 27: 1505-1519

  • Finch-Savage WE, Footitt S (2017) Seed dormancy cycling and the regulation of dormancy mechanisms to time germination in variable field environments. J Exp Bot 68: 843-856

  • Sanchez-Corrionero A, Sanchez-Vicente I, Gonzalez-Perez S, Corrales A, Krieger-Liszkay A, Lorenzo O, Arellano JB (2017) Singlet oxygen triggers chloroplast rupture and cell death in the zeaxanthin epoxidase defective mutant aba1 of Arabidopsis thaliana under high light stress. J Plant Physiol 216: 188-196

  • Nee G, Xiang Y, Soppe WJ (2017) The release of dormancy, a wake-up call for seeds to germinate. Curr Opin Plant Biol, 35: 8-14  


  • Biniek C, Heyno E, Kruk J, Sparla F, Trost P, Krieger-Liszkay A (2016) Role of the NAD(P)H quinone oxidoreductase NQR and the cytochrome b AIR12 in controlling superoxide generation at the plasma membrane. Planta, doi: 10.1007/s00425-016-2643-y.  

  • Morris K, Barker GC, Walley PG, Lynn JR, Finch-Savage WE (2016) Trait to gene analysis reveals that allelic variation in three genes determines seed vigour. New Phytologist, doi: 10.1111/nph.14102.  

  • Nagel M, Kodde J, Pistrick S, Mascher M, Börner A, Groot SPC (2016) Barley seed ageing: genetics behind the dry elevated pressure of oxygen ageing and moist controlled deterioration. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7: 388.  
  • Sano N, Rajjou L, North HM, Debeaujon I, Marion-Poll A, Seo M (2016) Staying Alive: Molecular Aspects of Seed Longevity. Plant Cell Physiology  
  • Waterworth W, Footitt S, Bray C, Finch-Savage W, West C (2016) DNA damage checkpoint kinase ATM regulates germination and maintains genome stability in seeds. PNAS, 113: 9647-9652.  


  • Albertos P, Romero-Puertas MC, Tatematsu K, Mateos I, Sanchez-Vicente I, Nambara E, Lorenzo O (2015) S-nitrosylation triggers ABI5 degradation to promote seed germination and seedling growth. Nature Communications, 6: 8669.  
  • De Simone A, Dong Y, Vivancos P, Foyer C (2015) GSH Partitioning Between the Nucleus and Cytosol in Arabidopsis thaliana. In: De Kok LJ, Hawkesford MJ, Rennenberg H, Saito K, Schnug E, eds. Molecular Physiology and Ecophysiology of Sulfur: Springer International Publishing, 37-48.  
  • Diaz-Vivancos P, de Simone A, Kiddle G, Foyer CH (2015) Glutathione - linking cell proliferation to oxidative stress. Free Radic Biol Med, 89: 1154-1164.  
  • Durr C, Dickie JB, Yang XY, Pritchard HW (2015) Ranges of critical temperature and water potential values for the germination of species worldwide: Contribution to a seed trait database. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 200: 222-232.  
  • Finch-Savage WE and Bassel G (2015) Seed vigour and crop establishment extending performance beyond adaptation. Journal of Experimental Botany doi: 10.1093/jxb/erv490  
  • Galland M, Rajjou L (2015) Regulation of mRNA translation controls seed germination and is critical for seedling vigor. Front Plant Sci, 6: 284.  
  • Morscher F, Kranner I, Arc E, Bailly C, Roach T (2015) Glutathione redox state, tocochromanols, fatty acids, antioxidant enzymes and protein carbonylation in sunflower seed embryos associated with after-ripening and ageing. Annals of Botany, 116: 669-78 
  • Nagel M, Kranner I, Neumann K, Rolletschek H, Seal CE, Colville L, Fernandez-Marin B, Borner A (2015) Genome-wide association mapping and biochemical markers reveal that seed ageing and longevity are intricately affected by genetic background and developmental and environmental conditions in barley. Plant Cell and Environment, 38: 1011-22.  
  • Sanz L, Albertos P, Mateos I, Sánchez-Vicente I, Lechón T, Fernández-Marcos M, Lorenzo, O (2015) Nitric oxide (NO) and phytohormones crosstalk during early plant development. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66(10):2857-68  
  • Sechet J, Roux C, Plessis A, Effroy D, Frey A, Perreau F, Biniek C, Krieger-Liszkay A, Macherel D, North HM, Mireau H, Marion-Poll A (2015) The ABA-deficiency suppressor locus HAS2 encodes the PPR protein LOI1/MEF11 involved in mitochondrial RNA editing. Mol Plant, 8: 644-56.  
  • Waterworth WM, Bray CM, West CE (2015) The importance of safeguarding genome integrity in germination and seed longevity. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66(10):3549-58  


  • Galland M, Huguet R, Arc E, Cueff G, Job D, Rajjou L (2014) Dynamic Proteomics Emphasizes the Importance of Selective mRNA Translation and Protein Turnover during Arabidopsis Seed Germination. Mol Cell Proteomics, 13: 252-68.  
  • Layat E, Leymarie J, El-Maarouf-Bouteau H, Caius J, Langlade N, Bailly C (2014) Translatome profiling in dormant and nondormant sunflower (Helianthus annuus) seeds highlights post-transcriptional regulation of germination. New Phytol, 204: 864-72.  
  • Meimoun P, Mordret E, Langlade NB, Balzergue S, Arribat S, Bailly C, El-Maarouf-Bouteau H (2014) Is gene transcription involved in seed dry after-ripening? PLoS One, 9: e86442.  
  • Sanz L, Fernández-Marcos M, Modrego, A, Lewis DR, Muday GK, Pollmann S, Dueñas M, Santos-Buelga C, Lorenzo O (2014) Nitric oxide plays a role in stem cell niche homeostasis through its interaction with auxin. Plant Physiol, 166(4):1972-84  


  • Arc E, Galland M, Godin B, Cueff G, Rajjou L (2013) Nitric oxide implication in the control of seed dormancy and germination. Front Plant Sci, 4: 346.