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Type: Journal article
Title: Deciphering aquaporin regulation and roles in seed biology
Author: Hoai, P.T.T.
Tyerman, S.D.
Schnell, N.
Tucker, M.
McGaughey, S.A.
Qiu, J.
Groszmann, M.
Byrt, C.S.
Citation: Journal of Experimental Botany, 2020; 71(6):1763-1773
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Issue Date: 2020
ISSN: 0022-0957
1460-2431
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Phan T. T. Hoai, Stephen D. Tyerman ... Matthew Tucker ... Jiaen Qiu ... Michael Groszmann and Caitlin S. Byrt ... et al.
Abstract: Seeds are the typical dispersal and propagation units of angiosperms and gymnosperms. Water movement into and out of seeds plays a crucial role from the point of fertilization through to imbibition and seed germination. A class of membrane intrinsic proteins called aquaporins (AQPs) assist with the movement of water and other solutes within seeds. These highly diverse and abundant proteins are associated with different processes in the development, longevity, imbibition, and germination of seed. However, there are many AQPs encoded in a plant's genome and it is not yet clear how, when, or which AQPs are involved in critical stages of seed biology. Here we review the literature to examine the evidence for AQP involvement in seeds and analyse Arabidopsis seed-related transcriptomic data to assess which AQPs are likely to be important in seed water relations and explore additional roles for AQPs in seed biology.
Keywords: Development
germination
hormones
imbibition
signalling
water transport
Rights: © The Author(s) 2020. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Experimental Biology. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erz555
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/CE140100008
http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/CE140100015
http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP190102725
http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT180100476
http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP180104092
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