The Arabidopsis endosperm is a temperature-sensing tissue that implements seed thermoinhibition through phyB.

Piskurewicz U, Sentandreu M, Iwasaki M, Glauser G, Lopez-Molina L 

Nat Commun. 2023 Mar 7;14(1):1202.

Parental and Environmental Control of Seed Dormancy in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Iwasaki M, Penfield S, Lopez-Molina L.

Annu Rev Plant Biol. 2022 May 20;73:355-378.

The Arabidopsis mature endosperm promotes seedling cuticle formation via release of sulfated peptides.

De Giorgi J, Fuchs C, Iwasaki M, Kim W, Piskurewicz U, Gully K, Utz-Pugin A, Mène-Saffrané L, Waridel P, Nawrath C, Longoni FP, Fujita S, Loubéry S, Lopez-Molina L.

Dev Cell. 2021 Nov 22;56(22):3066-3081.e5.

polyamine uptake transporter 2 (put2) and decaying seeds enhance phyA-mediated germination by overcoming PIF1 repression of germination.

Kim W, Zeljković SĆ, Piskurewicz U, Megies C, Tarkowski P, Lopez-Molina L.

PLoS Genet. 2019 Jul 24;15(7):e1008292. doi: 10.1371.

Non-canonical RNA-directed DNA methylation participates in maternal and environmental control of seed dormancy.

Iwasaki M, Hyvärinen L, Piskurewicz U, Lopez-Molina L.

Elife. 2019 Mar 26;8. pii: e37434.

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.

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.

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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