Regulatory redox state in tree seeds

Ewelina Ratajczak, Karl Josef Dietz


Peroxiredoxins (Prx) are important regulators of the redox status of tree seeds during maturation and long-term storage. Thioredoxins (Trx) are redox transmitters and thereby regulate Prx activity. Current research is focused on the association of Trx with Prx in tree seeds differing in the tolerance to desiccation. The results will allow for better understanding the regulation of the redox status in orthodox, recalcitrant, and intermediate seeds. The findings will also elucidate the role of the redox status during the loss of viability of sensitive seeds during drying and long-term storage.


orthodox, recalcitrant, intermediate seeds; peroxiredoxins; thioredoxins; redox state

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