Proteome changes in Oncidium sphacelatum (Orchidaceae) at different trophic stages of symbiotic germination

@article{Valadares2013ProteomeCI,
  title={Proteome changes in Oncidium sphacelatum (Orchidaceae) at different trophic stages of symbiotic germination},
  author={Rafael Borges da Silva Valadares and Silvia Perotto and Everton Cruz Santos and Marcio Rodrigues Lambais},
  journal={Mycorrhiza},
  year={2013},
  volume={24},
  pages={349-360}
}
Mutualistic symbioses between plants and fungi are a widespread phenomenon in nature. Particularly in orchids, association with symbiotic fungi is required for seed germination and seedling development. During the initial stages of symbiotic germination, before the onset of photosynthesis, orchid protocorms are fully mycoheterotrophic. The molecular mechanisms involved in orchid symbiotic germination and development are largely unknown, but it is likely that changes in plant energy metabolism… CONTINUE READING