Sébastien Baud

Sébastien Baud

Seed reserve accumulation: yield and quality

Main research interests

My research concerns the regulation of fatty acid metabolism in higher plants and embraces transcriptional regulation of genes, post-translational fine-tuning of enzymatic activities, and biotechnological aspects linked with oil accumulation in seed tissues. Together with my collaborators, I develop original approaches aimed at deciphering the molecular mechanisms that plants utilize to regulate the production and uses of fatty acids in various developmental and environmental contexts.

Selection of 3 major recent publications

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

Marchive C, Nikovics K, To A, Lepiniec L, Baud S (2014) Transcriptional regulation of fatty acid production in higher plants : molecular bases and biotechnological outcomes. Eur J Lipid Sci Technol 116: 1332-1343.

To A, Joubès J, Barthole G, Lécureuil A, Scagnelli A, Jasinski S, Lepiniec L, Baud S (2012) WRINKLED transcription factors orchestrate tissue-specific regulation of fatty acid biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell 24: 5007-5023.


Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin
Pôle Reproduction et Graines
UMR 1318 INRA-AgroParisTech
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: 19 November 2014 | By: Sébastien Baud