John Harada

John Harada

Seed reserve accumulation: yield and quality

Main research interests

Research in my lab focuses on understanding the regulatory processes that underlie events that occur during embryo and seed development.  A major interest is in understanding control of the maturation phase of seed development. To these ends, we are defining the gene regulatory networks that operate in regions and subregions of the seed at specific developmental stages.

Selection of 3 major recent publications

Belmonte, M.F., Kirkbride, R.C., Stone, S.L., Pelletier, J.M., Bui, A.Q., Yeung, E.C., Hashimoto, M., Fei, J., Harada, C.M., Munoz, M.D., Le, B.H., Drews, G.N., Brady, S.M., Goldberg, R.B., and Harada, J.J. (2013).  Comprehensive developmental profiles of gene activity in regions and subregions of the Arabidopsis seed.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110: E435-E444

Kirkbride, R.C., Fischer, R.L., and Harada, J.J. (2013).   LEAFY COTYLEDON1, a key regulator of seed development, Is expressed in vegetative and sexual propagules of Selaginella moellendorffii.  PloS One 8:e67971

Becker, M.G., Hsu, S.-W., Harada, J.J., and Belmonte, M.F. (2014).  Genomic dissection of the seed.  Front. Plant Sci., doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00464


Department of Plant Biology
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616 USA


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: 26 November 2014 | By: John Harada