David Roujol

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Plant growth is a complex process involving cell division and elongation. Arabidopsis thaliana hypocotyls undergo a 100-fold length increase mainly by cell elongation. Cell enlargement implicates significant changes in the composition and structure of the cell wall. In order to understand cell wall biogenesis during cell elongation, mRNA profiling was made(More)
The evolution of spermatophyte plants involved fundamental changes in cell wall structure and function which resulted from diversification of carbohydrates and proteins. Cell wall proteomic analyses identified a novel family of proteins of yet unknown function, the DUF642 (Domain of Unknown Function 642) proteins. To investigate the evolution of the DUF642(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Arabinogalactan protein 31 (AGP31) is a remarkable plant cell-wall protein displaying a multi-domain organization unique in Arabidopsis thaliana: it comprises a predicted signal peptide (SP), a short AGP domain of seven amino acids, a His-stretch, a Pro-rich domain and a PAC (PRP-AGP containing Cys) domain. AGP31 displays different(More)
Polysaccharides make up about 75% of plant cell walls and can be broken down to produce sugar substrates (saccharification) from which a whole range of products can be obtained, including bioethanol. Cell walls also contain 5-10% of proteins, which could be used to tailor them for agroindustrial uses. Here we present cell wall proteomics data of(More)
While Brachypodium distachyon (Brachypodium) is an emerging model for grasses, no expression atlas or gene coexpression network is available. Such tools are of high importance to provide insights into the function of Brachypodium genes. We present a detailed Brachypodium expression atlas, capturing gene expression in its major organs at different(More)
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