Wheat seed proteins regulated by imbibition independent of dormancy status.

Park, S., Rampitsch, C., Humphreys, D.G., and Ayele, B.T. (2013). "Wheat seed proteins regulated by imbibition independent of dormancy status.", Plant Signaling & Behavior, 8(12: e26601).

Abstract

Seed dormancy is an important trait in wheat (Trticum aestivum L.) and it can be released by germination-stimulating treatments such as after-ripening. Previously, we identified proteins specifically associated with after-ripening mediated developmental switches of wheat seeds from the state of dormancy to germination. Here, we report seed proteins that exhibited imbibition induced co-regulation in both dormant and after-ripened seeds of wheat, suggesting that the expression of these specific proteins/protein isoforms is not associated with the maintenance or release of seed dormancy in wheat.

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