The plant pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa triggers a DELLA-dependent seed germination arrest in Arabidopsis.

Chahtane H, Nogueira Füller T, Allard PM, Marcourt L, Ferreira Queiroz E, Shanmugabalaji V, Falquet J, Wolfender JL, Lopez-Molina L.

Elife. 2018 Aug 28;7. pii: e37082.


Chloroplast Biogenesis Controlled by DELLA-TOC159 Interaction in Early Plant Development.

Shanmugabalaji V, Chahtane H, Accossato S, Rahire M, Gouzerh G, Lopez-Molina L, Kessler F.

Curr Biol. 2018 Aug 20;28(16):2616-2623.e5. doi: 10.1016


A Maternally Deposited Endosperm Cuticle Contributes to the Physiological Defects of transparent testa Seeds.

Loubéry S, De Giorgi J, Utz-Pugin A, Demonsais L, Lopez-Molina L.

Plant Physiol. 2018 Jul;177(3):1218-1233. doi: 10.1104.


Dormancy-specific imprinting underlies maternal inheritance of seed dormancy in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Piskurewicz U, Iwasaki M, Susaki D, Megies C, Kinoshita T, Lopez-Molina L.

Elife. 2016 Dec 22;5. pii: e19573.


An Endosperm-Associated Cuticle Is Required for Arabidopsis Seed Viability, Dormancy and Early Control of Germination.

De Giorgi J, Piskurewicz U, Loubery S, Utz-Pugin A, Bailly C, Mène-Saffrané L, Lopez-Molina L.

PLoS Genet. 2015 Dec 17;11(12).


Abscisic acid transporters cooperate to control seed germination.

Kang J, Yim S, Choi H, Kim A, Lee KP, Lopez-Molina L, Martinoia E, Lee Y.

Nat Commun. 2015 Sep 3;6:8113. doi: 10.1038.


Spatially and genetically distinct control of seed germination by phytochromes A and B.

Lee KP, Piskurewicz U, Turecková V, Carat S, Chappuis R, Strnad M, Fankhauser C, Lopez-Molina L.

Genes Dev. 2012 Sep 1;26(17):1984-96.


A seed coat bedding assay shows that RGL2-dependent release of ABA by the endosperm controls embryo growth in Arabidopsis dormant seeds.

Lee KP, Piskurewicz U, Turečková V, Strnad M and Lopez-Molina L.

PNAS 2010 Nov 2; 107(44):19108-13.


Abscisic acid Represses growth of the Arabidopsis embryonic axis after germination by enhancing auxin signaling.

Belin C, Megies C, Hauserová E and Lopez-Molina L.

Plant Cell 2009 Aug;21(8):2253-68.


The GA-signaling repressor RGL2 inhibits seed germination by stimulating ABA synthesis and ABI5 activity.

Piskurewicz U, Jikumaru Y, Kinoshita N, Nambara E, Kamiya Y, Lopez-Molina L.

Plant Cell 2008 20: 2729-2745.


A post-germination developmental arrest checkpoint is mediated by ABA and requires the ABI5 transcription factor in Arabidopsis.

Lopez-Molina L, Mongrand S, Chua NH.

PNAS 2001 98: 4782-4787.


A null mutation in a bZIP factor confers ABA-insensitivity in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Lopez-Molina L, Chua NH.

Plant Cell Physiol. 2000 May;41(5):541-7.

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