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  • Pecrix Y, Staton S, Sallet E, Lelandais-Brière C, Moreau S, Carrere S, Blein T, Jardinaud M-F, Latrasse D, Zouine M, Zahm M, Kreplak J, Mayjonade B, Satgé C, Perez M, Cauet S, Marande W, Chantry-Darmon C, Lopez-Roques C, Bouchez O, Bérard A, Debellé F, Muños S, Bendahmane A, Bergès H, Niebel A, Buitink J, Frugier F, Benhamed M, Crespi M, Gouzy J, Gamas P (2018) Whole-genome landscape of Medicago truncatula symbiotic genes, Nature Plants doi.org/10.1038/s41477-018-0286-7
  • Buitink J, Leprince O (2018) “Letters to the twenty-first century botanist. Second series: “What is a seed? – 2. Regulation of desiccation tolerance and longevity in developing seeds: two faces of the same coin”. Botany Letters https://doi.org/10.1080/23818107.2018.1476177.
  • Puntel Basso D, Akemi Hoshino-Bezerra A, Márcia Pereira Sartori M, Buitink J, Leprince O, Aparecido Amaral da Silva E (2018) Late seed maturation improves the preservation of seedling emergence during storage in soybean. Journal of Seed Research, doi:10.1590/2317-1545v40n218176


  • Pereira Lima JJ, Buitink J, Lalanne D, Rossi RF, Pelletier S, da Silva EAA, et al. (2017) Molecular characterization of the acquisition of longevity during seed maturation in soybean. PLoS ONE 12(7): e0180282.
  • Pazhamala LT, Purohit S, Saxena RK, Garg V, Krishnamurthy L, Verdier J, Varshney RK (2017) Gene expression atlas of pigeonpea and its application to gain insights into genes associated with pollen fertility implicated in seed formation. Journal of Experimental Botany, 68 (8): 2037-2054.
  • Le Signor C, Aime D, Bordat A, Belghazi M, Labas V, Gouzy J, Young ND, Prosperi J-M, Leprince O, Thompson R, Buitink J,  Burstin J, Gallardo-Guerrero K (2017) Genome-wide association studies with proteomics data reveal genes important for synthesis, transport and packaging of globulins in legume seeds. New Phytologist 214 (4) : 1597-1613.


  • Zinsmeister J, Terrasson E, Chatelain E, Vandecasteele C, Lalanne D, Ly Vu B, Dubois-Laurent C, Geoffriau E, le Signor C, Dalmais M, vom Dorp K, Dörmann P, Gallardo K, Bendahmane A, Buitink J, Leprince O (2016) ABI5 plays a major role in regulating seed maturation and longevity in legumes. The Plant Cell 28: 2735-2754.  
  • Bandyopadhyay K, Uluçay O, Şakiroğlu M, Udvardi M, Verdier J (2016) Analysis of large seeds from three different Medicago truncatula ecotypes reveals a potential role of hormonal balance in final size determination of legume grains. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 17 (9): 1472.
  • Kang Y, Li M, Sinharoy S, Verdier J (2016) A snapshot of functional genetic studies in Medicago truncatula. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 1-22.
  • Li P, Dong Q, Ge S, He X, Verdier J, Zhao J (2016) Metabolic engineering of proanthocyanidin production by repressing the isoflavone pathways and redirecting anthocyanidin precursor flux in legume. Plant Biotechnology Journal 14 (7): 1604-1618.
  • Yao S, Jiang C, Huang Z, Torres-Jerez I, Chang J, Zhang H, Udvardi M, Liu R, Verdier J (2016) The Vigna unguiculata Gene Expression Atlas (VuGEA) from de novo assembly and quantification of RNA-seq data provides insights into seed maturation mechanisms. Plant Journal 88 (2): 318-327. 
  • Leprince O, Pellizzaro A, Berriri S, Buitink J (2016) Late seed maturation: drying without dying. Journal of Experimental Botany 68 (4): 827–841. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erw363
  • Costa MCD , Farrant JM, Oliver MJ, Ligterink W, Buitink J, Hilhorst HMW (2016) Key genes involved in desiccation tolerance and dormancy across life forms, Plant Science 251: 162–168.


  • Righetti K, Ly Vu J, Pelletier S, Ly Vu B, Glaab E, Lalanne D, Pasha A, Patel RV, Provart N, Verdier J, Leprince O, Buitink J (2015) Inference of longevity-related genes from a robust co-expression network of seed maturation identifies new regulators linking seed storability to biotic defense-related pathways. The Plant Cell 27: 2692-2708
  • Leprince O, Buitink J (2015) Introduction to desiccation biology: from old borders to new frontiers. Planta, 242, 369-378
  • Gallardo K, D'Erfurth I, Le Signor C, Vernoud V, Aubert G, Buitink J, Gouzy J, Prosperi J-M, Burstin J, Thompson R (2015). Use of translational genomics to identify genes important for legume seed development. Legume Perspectives. 8: 12-14.
  • Terrasson E, Darrasse A, Righetti K, Buitink J, Lalanne D, Ly Vu B, Pelletier S, Bolingue W, Jacques M-A, Leprince O (2015) Identification of a molecular dialogue between developing seeds of Medicago truncatula and seedborne xanthomonads. Journal of Exp Botany 66 (13): 3737-3752.
  • Costa MCD, Nijveen H, Ligterink W, Buitink J, Hilhorst, HWM (2015) Time-series analysis of the transcriptome of the re-establishment of desiccation tolerance by ABA in germinated Arabidopsis thaliana seeds. Genomics Data, 06/2015.
  • Duc G, Anton M, Baranger A, Biarnes V, Buitink J, Carrouée B, Georget M, Jeuffroy M-H, Lessire M, Magrini M-B, Pinochet X, Walrand S (2015) Pertes alimentaires dans la filière protéagineuse. Innovations Agronomiques 48: 127-141.
  • Costa MCD, Righetti K, Nijveen H, Yazdanpanah F, Ligterink W, Buitink J, Hilhorst, HWM (2015) A gene co-expression network predicts functional genes controlling the re-establishment of desiccation-tolerance in germinated Arabidopsis thaliana seeds. Planta, 242: 435-449.


  • Terrasson E, Buitink J, Righetti K, Ly Vu B, Pelletier S, Zinsmeister J, Lalanne D and Leprince O (2013) An emerging picture of the seed desiccome: confirmed regulators and newcomers identified using transcriptome comparison. Frontiers in Plant Science 11 December 2013,  doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00497.
  • Zuber H, Poignavent G, Le Signor C, Aimé D, Vieren E, Tadla C, Lugan , Belghazi M, Labas V, Santoni, A-L, Wipf D, Buitink J, Avice J-C, Salon C, Gallardo K (2013) Legume adaptation to sulfur deficiency revealed by comparing nutrient allocation and seed traits in Medicago truncatula. The Plant Journal 76(6):982-96.
  • Delahaie, J, Hundertmark, M, Bove, J, Leprince, O,  Rogniaux, H and Buitink J (2013) LEA polypeptide profiling of recalcitrant and orthodox legume seeds reveals ABI3-regulated LEA protein abundance linked to desiccation tolerance. Journal of Experimental Botany 64(14):4559-73.
  • Verdier, J, Lalanne, D, Pelletier, S, Torres-Jerez, I, Righetti, K, Bandyopadhyay, K, Leprince, O, Chatelain, E, Ly Vu, B, Gouzy, J, Gamas, P, Udvardi, MK and Buitink J (2013). A regulatory network-based approach dissects late maturation processes related to the acquisition of desiccation tolerance and longevity of Medicago truncatula seeds. Plant Physiology 163: 757-774.
  • Chatelain E, Satour P, Laugier E, Ly Vu B, Payet N, Rey P, Montrichard F (2013) Evidence for participation of the methionine sulfoxide reductase repair system in plant seed longevity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA110(9): 3633-8.


  • Chatelain E, Le Gall S, Hundertmark M, Leprince O, Satour P, Deligny-Penninck S, Rogniaux H, Buitink J. (2012) Temporal profiling of the heat stable proteome during late maturation of Medicago truncatula seeds identifies a restricted subset of late embryogenesis abundant proteins associated with longevity. Plant Cell and Environment 35: 1440-1455
  • D’Erfurth I, Le Signor C, Aubert G, Sanchez M, Vernoud V, Darchy B, Lherminier J, Bourion V, Bouteiller N, Bendahmane A, Buitink J, Prosperi JM, Thompson R, Burstin J, and Gallardo K. (2012) A role for an endosperm-localized subtilase in the control of seed size in legumes. New Phytolologist 196(3):738-51


  • Hundertmark M, Buitink J, Leprince O, Hincha DK (2011) Reduction of seed-specific dehydrins reduces seed longevity in Arabidopsis thaliana. Seed Science Research 21: 165-173
  • Vandecasteele, C, Teulat-Merah, B, Morère-Le Paven, M-C, Leprince, O, Ly Vu, B, Viau, L, Ledroit, L, Pelletier, S, Payet, N, Satour, P, Lebras, C, Gallardo, K, Huguet, T, Limami, A, Prosperi, J-M, Buitink, J (2011) QTL analysis reveals a correlation between the ratio of sucrose/raffinose family oligosaccharides and seed vigour in Medicago truncatula, Plant Cell and Environment 34, 1473-1487.


  • Boucher V., Buitink J., Lin X., Boudet J., Hoekstra F.A., Hundertmark M., Renard D., Leprince 0. (2010) MtPM25 is an atypical hydrophobic late embryogenesis-abundant protein that dissociates cold and desiccation-aggregated proteins. Plant Cell and Environment 33, 418-430.
  • Bolingue W., Rosnoblet C., Ly Vu B., Leprince O., Aubry C., Buitink J. (2010) The MtSNF4b subunit of the sucrose non-fermenting-related kinase complex connects after-ripening and constitutive defense responses in seeds of Medicago truncatula. Plant Journal 61, 792-803.
  • Leprince O., Buitink J. (2010) Desiccation tolerance: From genomics to the field. Plant Science 179: 554-564.
  • Bolingue W., Ly Vu B., Leprince O., Buitink J. (2010) Characterization of dormancy behaviour in seeds of the model legume Medicago truncatula. Seed Science Research 20, 97-107.
  • Tunnacliffe A., Hincha D.K., Leprince O, Macherel D. (2010)  LEA proteins: versatility of forms and function. Lubzens, E., Cerda, J. and M. Clark. Eds. Dormancy and Resistance in Harsh Environments. Topics in Current Genetics, Springer, pp. 91-108.
  • Hilhorst, H., Finch-Savage, WE, Leubner, G, Buitink, J, Bolingue W. (2010) Dormancy in Plant Seeds. Lubzens, E., Cerda, J. and M. Clark. Eds. Dormancy and Resistance in Harsh Environments. Topics in Current Genetics, Springer, pp 43-67.