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SPS - Saclay Plant Sciences

Seeds and yield

Better seed quality, a higher yield

Seeds and yield
Improve the quality of seeds to obtain better performance by reducing inputs and using eco-friendly phytosanitory products.


  • Fertility and plant reproduction
  • Embryogenesis and seed maturation
  • Control of seed filling (proteins, lipids, starch)
  • Storage, conservation, post-cropping of seeds
  • Monitoring germination quality (dormancy and vigor)


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Teams related to this field of application (non-exhaustive list)

Team leader

Research Unit

Team name

Philippe Andrey


Modeling and digital imaging

Stéphanie Baumberger


Lignocellulosic biopolymers: from cell wall assemblies to synthons for green chemistry

Abdelhafid Bendahmane


Flower and Carpel Development

Moussa Benhamed / Cécile Raynaud


Cell Cycle Chromatin and Development

David Bouchez


Spatial control of cell division

Françoise Budar


Organelles and reproduction

Thierry Chardot


Dynamics and structure of lipid bodies

Jean Colcombet / Heribert Hirt


Stress Signalling

Martin Crespi


Regulatory non-coding RNAs in root plasticity

Catherine Damerval

GQE-Le Moulon

Genetics, Epigenetics and Evolution of Floral Morphogenesis

Sylvie Dinant


Phloem,transport and signaling

Marie Dufresne


Functional genomics of cereals-pathogen interactions

Jean-Denis Faure


Cell differenciation and polarity

Denis Faure / Peter Mergaert


Plant-Bacteria Interactions

Florian Frugier


Signaling pathways controlling legume root system development

Valérie Geffroy


Genome Dynamics and Pathogen Infection

Philippe Guerche


Lipid-Protein Homeostasis in Seed

Pierre Hilson


Biology of the cell and Regeneration

Bertrand Hirel


Management of nitrogen and crops productivity

Michael Hodges


Regulation, Signaling and Metabolic Interactions

Herman Hofte


Primary cell wall

Eric Jenczewski


Meiosis recombination in polyploids

Anne Krapp


Nitrogen Use, Transport and signaling

Loïc Lepiniec


Development and seed quality

Olivier Loudet


Variation and abiotic stress tolerance

Claire Lurin


Organellar Gene Expression

Annie Marion-Poll


Germination physiology

Olivier Martin

GQE-Le Moulon

Recombination of Alleles in Meiosis: Determinism, Applications, Modeling

Céline Masclaux-Daubresse


Senescnece, Autophagy, Nutrient recycling and Nitrogen use efficiency

Raphaël Mercier


Mechanisms of meiosis

Graham Noctor


Oxidative Stress, Redox Signaling and Chromatin

Fabien Nogué


DNA repair and genome engineering

Catherine Rameau


Branching control in plants

Pascal Ratet


Genetic Control of the symbiosis

Matthieu Reymond


Biomass quality and interactions with drought

Richard Sibout


Secondary cell wall

Gregory Vert


Cellular Signaling and Ubiquitination