Main research interests
The scientific objective of our group is to identify and characterize key functions and to contribute to the elucidation of genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms that control seed development and quality. Ongoing projects focus on the maturation of embryo, oil and flavonoid biosynthesis, and development of the integuments. A specific attention is paid to transcriptional regulatory networks that have been shown to play key roles and provide interesting tools for improving seed qualities.
Selection of 3 major recent publications
Xu W, Dubos C, Lepiniec L. (2014c) Transcriptional control of flavonoid biosynthesis by MYB-bHLH-WDR complexes, Trends Plant Sci., in press
Barthole G, To A, Marchive C, Brunaud V, Soubigou-Taconnat L, Berger N, Dubreucq B, Lepiniec L, and Baud S (2014) MYB118 represses endosperm maturation in seeds of Arabidopsis, The Plant Cell, 26(9):3519-3537.
Miquel, M, Trigui G, d'Andréa S, Kelemen Z, Baud S, Berger A, Deruyffelaere C, Trubuil A, Lepiniec L, Dubreucq B. (2014) Specialization of oleosins in oil body dynamics during seed development in Arabidopsis seeds. Plant Physiol 164, 4,1866-1878
Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin
UMR 1318 INRA-AgroParisTech-ERL.CNRS
Saclay Plant Sciences
Route de Saint Cyr
78026 Versailles cedex