Christophe Bailly

Christophe Bailly

Desiccation and stress responses

Main research interests

The activities of my group are focused on the signaling role of reactive oxygen species and on the role of post-transcriptional mechanisms in the regulation of seed germination and dormancy. Our objectives are to decipher the oxidative mechanisms involved in the transduction of exogenous (temperature and oxygen) or endogenous (eg hormones) signals that regulate seed germination and to determine whether progress towards seed germination is associated with changes in mRNA processing, translatome profile and post-translational protein modifications. In addition the team has a strong experience in translational biology which ensures a rapid transfer of our findings towards the stakeholders.

Selection of 3 major recent publications

Layat, E., Leymarie, J., El-Maarouf-Bouteau, H., Caius, J., Langlade, N., and Bailly, C. (2014). Translatome profiling in dormant and nondormant sunflower (Helianthus annuus) seeds highlights post-transcriptional regulation of germination. New Phytol 204, 864–872.

El-Maarouf-Bouteau, H., Sajjad, Y., Bazin, J., Langlade, N., Cristescu, S.M., Balzergue, S., Baudouin, E., and Bailly, C. (2014). Reactive oxygen species, abscisic acid and ethylene interact to regulate sunflower seed germination. Plant Cell Environ DOI: 10.1111/pce.12371

El-Maarouf-Bouteau, H., Meimoun, P., Job, C., Job, D., and Bailly, C. (2013). Role of protein and mRNA oxidation in seed dormancy and germination. Frontiers in Plant Science 4.


UMR7622 - Biologie des semences
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Bat C, 2ème étage, boîte 24
4, place Jussieu
75005 Paris


See also

Embryogenesis, epigenetic control and seed size

Lucia Colombo (University of Milan), Jean-Denis Faure (Labex SPS), Loïc Lepiniec (Labex SPS)

Seed coat differentiation and secondary metabolites of commercial interest

George Haughn (University of British Columbia), Isabelle Debeaujon (LabEx SPS), Helen North (LabEx SPS)

Seed reserve accumulation : yield and quality

John Harada (University of California), Sébastien Baud (LabEx SPS), Bertrand Dubreucq (LabEx SPS)

Desiccation and stress responses

Julia Buitink (INRA Angers), Christophe Bailly (UPMC Paris), Emmanuelle Issakidis-Bourguet (LabEx SPS)

Dormancy, germination and dispersal

Kathleen Donohue (Duke University),  Annie Marion-Poll (LabEx SPS), Loïc Rajjou (LabEx SPS)

Modification date: 12 December 2014 | Publication date: 24 November 2014 | By: Christophe Bailly