J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 2019, Vol. 61 ›› Issue (7): 784-802.DOI: 10.1111/jipb.12765

Special Issue: Plant peroxisomes

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Peroxisomes in plant reproduction and seed-related development

Ronghui Pan1*, Jun Liu1 and Jianping Hu2,3*   

  1. 1Seed Science Center, Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China;
    2MSU-Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA;
    3Plant Biology Department, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

    Email: Jianping Hu (huji@msu.edu, Dr. Hu is fully responsible for the distribution of all materials associated with this article); Ronghui Pan (panr@zju.edu.cn)
  • Received:2018-10-19 Accepted:2018-12-18 Online:2018-12-21 Published:2019-07-01

Abstract: Peroxisomes are small multi-functional organelles essential for plant development and growth. Plant peroxisomes play various physiological roles, including phytohormone biosynthesis, lipid catabolism, reactive oxygen species metabolism and many others. Mutant analysis demonstrated key roles for peroxisomes in plant reproduction, seed development and germination and post-germinative seedling establishment; however, the underlying mechanisms remain to be fully elucidated. This review summarizes findings that reveal the importance and complexity of the role of peroxisomes in the pertinent processes. The β-oxidation pathway plays a central role, whereas other peroxisomal pathways are also involved. Understanding the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of these peroxisomal functions will be instrumental to the improvement of crop plants.

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