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Spatial and temporal expression of co-expressed transcription factors provide a framework to investigate the integrated control of embryo size, vascularisation, meristem development and onset of seed filling in early embryogenesis of Medicago truncatula. Cultivated legumes account for more than a quarter of primary crop production worldwide. The protein-(More)
Medicago truncatula is a model legume that has all the genomic resources to be suitable as a model for functional genomics. Transformation to produce transgenic plants is part of this toolkit, enabling a spectrum of approaches to study gene function: including knockdown, overexpression, reporter genes for gene expression, and proteins tagged with(More)
• The cell and developmental biology of zygotic embryogenesis in the model legume Medicago truncatula has received little attention. We studied M. truncatula embryogenesis from embryo sac until cotyledon maturation, including oil and protein body biogenesis. • We characterized embryo development using light and electron microscopy, measurement of protein(More)
Somatic embryogenesis (SE) can be readily induced in leaf explants of the Jemalong 2HA genotype of the model legume Medicago truncatula by auxin and cytokinin, but rarely in wild-type Jemalong. Gibberellic acid (GA), a hormone not included in the medium, appears to act in Arabidopsis as a repressor of the embryonic state such that low ABA (abscisic acid):(More)
Early embryogenesis starting from a single cell zygote goes through rapid cell division and morphogenesis, and is morphologically characterized by pre-globular, globular, heart, torpedo and cotyledon stages. This progressive development is under the tight regulation of a complex molecular network. Harvesting sufficient early embryos at a similar stage of(More)
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