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Family dynamics within the seed: Identification of new cell types in maize endosperm

Doll et al. examine the structure of maize seeds and identify a distinct cell type in the endosperm next to the embryo.  https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00756 Nicolas M. Doll, Peter M. Rogowsky and Thomas Widiez Laboratoire Reproduction et Développement des Plantes, Univ Lyon, ENS de Lyon, UCB…

Identification of low-abundant lipid droplet proteins in seeds and seedlings (Plant Physiol)

The ability of seeds to pack nutrients into dense stable capsules transformed plants’ and animals’ ability to thrive on land (imagine getting through your day without eating any foods derived from seeds or animals that eat seeds). Within many seeds, nutrients are packaged in lipid droplets, with…