Publications emanating from or supported by EcoSeed


  • 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.