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Seed germination: It’s about restricting ABA biosynthesis at the chromatin

Yang and Zhao et al. examine the control of seed germination at the chromatin level. Zhe Wu and Deyue Yang, Key Laboratory of Molecular Design for Plant Cell Factory of Guangdong Higher Education Institutes, Institute of Plant and Food Science, Department of Biology, School of Life Sciences, Southern…

Getting in touch – when membranes meet

Krawczyk et al. describe a tethering complex that anchors a subset of lipid droplets to the plasma membrane during post-germinative seedling growth in Arabidopsis. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koac095 By Hannah Elisa Krawczyk, Till Ischebeck Background: Germinating seeds are not yet able to produce…

Opinion. Seed traits and phylogenomics: prospects for the 21st century ($) (Seed Sci)

In August 2021, The International Seed Science Society hosted its 13th International Conference. The meeting had many exciting presentations, including the keynote lecture given by Dr. Hiroyuki Nonogaki, entitled “Seed traits and pylogenomics: perspectives for the 21st Century”. This paper synthesizes…