Loïc Lepiniec

Loïc Lepiniec

Embryogenesis, epigenetic control and seed size

Main research interests

The scientific objective of our group is to identify and characterize key functions and to contribute to the elucidation of genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms that control seed development and quality. Ongoing projects focus on the maturation of embryo, oil and flavonoid biosynthesis, and development of the integuments. A specific attention is paid to transcriptional regulatory networks that have been shown to play key roles and provide interesting tools for improving seed qualities.

Selection of 3 major recent publications

Xu W, Dubos C, Lepiniec L. (2014c) Transcriptional control of flavonoid biosynthesis by MYB-bHLH-WDR complexes, Trends Plant Sci., in press

Barthole G, To A, Marchive C, Brunaud V, Soubigou-Taconnat L, Berger N, Dubreucq B, Lepiniec L, and Baud S (2014) MYB118 represses endosperm maturation in seeds of Arabidopsis, The Plant Cell, 26(9):3519-3537.

Miquel, M, Trigui G, d'Andréa S, Kelemen Z, Baud S, Berger A, Deruyffelaere C, Trubuil A, Lepiniec L, Dubreucq B. (2014) Specialization of oleosins in oil body dynamics during seed development in Arabidopsis seeds. Plant Physiol 164, 4,1866-1878


Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin
UMR 1318 INRA-AgroParisTech-ERL.CNRS
Saclay Plant Sciences
Route de Saint Cyr
78026 Versailles cedex


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: 20 November 2014 | By: Loïc Lepiniec