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Metabolic Profiling of a Mapping Population Exposes New Insights in the Regulation of Seed Metabolism and Seed, Fruit, and Plant Relations

  • David Toubiana,

    Affiliations: Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, Germany, French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands (FAAB), The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer, Israel

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  • Yaniv Semel,

    Affiliation: The Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Takayuki Tohge,

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, Germany

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  • Romina Beleggia,

    Affiliation: CRA Cereal Research Center, Foggia, Italy

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  • Luigi Cattivelli,

    Affiliation: CRA Cereal Research Center, Foggia, Italy

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  • Leah Rosental,

    Affiliation: French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands (FAAB), The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer, Israel

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  • Zoran Nikoloski,

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, Germany

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  • Dani Zamir,

    Affiliation: The Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Alisdair R. Fernie mail,

    fait@bgu.ac.il (AF); fernie@mpimp-golm.mpg.de (ARF)

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, Germany

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  • Aaron Fait mail

    fait@bgu.ac.il (AF); fernie@mpimp-golm.mpg.de (ARF)

    Affiliation: French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands (FAAB), The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer, Israel

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  • Published: March 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002612
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

David Toubiana, Takayuki Tohge, Zoran Nikoloski, Alisdair R. Fernie
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, Germany
David Toubiana, Leah Rosental, Aaron Fait
French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands (FAAB), The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer, Israel
Yaniv Semel, Dani Zamir
The Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture, Rehovot, Israel
Romina Beleggia, Luigi Cattivelli
CRA Cereal Research Center, Foggia, Italy

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DT YS DZ ARF AF. Performed the experiments: DT YS RB LR AF. Analyzed the data: DT YS ZN TT DZ ARF AF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ARF DZ YS LC ZN AF. Wrote the paper: DT ZN ARF AF. Design of function and interfaces: DT.