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Proteomes 2017, 5(3), 19;

A Combination of Histological, Physiological, and Proteomic Approaches Shed Light on Seed Desiccation Tolerance of the Basal Angiosperm Amborella trichopoda

Institut des Sciences Exactes et Appliquées (EA 7484), Université de Nouvelle-Calédonie, BP R4, 98851 Nouméa, Nouvelle-Calédonie
Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), UMR Diversité, Adaptation et Développement des plantes (DIADE), BP A5, 98848 Nouméa Cedex, Nouvelle-Calédonie
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), CNRS-Université Claude Bernard Lyon-Institut National des Sciences Appliquées-Bayer CropScience (UMR5240), Bayer CropScience, F-69263 Lyon CEDEX 9, France
IJPB, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin (Institut National de la Rechercherche Agronomique(INRA), AgroParisTech, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay) ; « Saclay Plant Sciences (SPS) » - RD10, F-78026 Versailles, France
AgroParisTech, Département « Science de la Vie et Santé », Unité de Formation-Recherche en Physiologie végétale, F-75231 Paris, France
Plateforme d'Analyse Protéomique de Paris Sud Ouest (PAPPSO), GQE–Le Moulon, INRA, Université Paris-Sud, CNRS, AgroParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay, F-91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Institut Agronomique Néo-Calédonien (IAC), Équipe ARBOREAL, Agriculture Biodiversité et Valorisation, BP 73 Port Laguerre, 98890 Païta, Nouvelle-Calédonie
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Received: 30 June 2017 / Revised: 22 July 2017 / Accepted: 25 July 2017 / Published: 28 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Proteomics 2017)
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Desiccation tolerance allows plant seeds to remain viable in a dry state for years and even centuries. To reveal potential evolutionary processes of this trait, we have conducted a shotgun proteomic analysis of isolated embryo and endosperm from mature seeds of Amborella trichopoda, an understory shrub endemic to New Caledonia that is considered to be the basal extant angiosperm. The present analysis led to the characterization of 415 and 69 proteins from the isolated embryo and endosperm tissues, respectively. The role of these proteins is discussed in terms of protein evolution and physiological properties of the rudimentary, underdeveloped, Amborella embryos, notably considering that the acquisition of desiccation tolerance corresponds to the final developmental stage of mature seeds possessing large embryos. View Full-Text
Keywords: Amborella trichopoda; basal angiosperms; seeds; desiccation tolerance; proteomics Amborella trichopoda; basal angiosperms; seeds; desiccation tolerance; proteomics

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Villegente, M.; Marmey, P.; Job, C.; Galland, M.; Cueff, G.; Godin, B.; Rajjou, L.; Balliau, T.; Zivy, M.; Fogliani, B.; Sarramegna-Burtet, V.; Job, D. A Combination of Histological, Physiological, and Proteomic Approaches Shed Light on Seed Desiccation Tolerance of the Basal Angiosperm Amborella trichopoda. Proteomes 2017, 5, 19.

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