- Developmental patterning of the sub-epidermal integument cell layer in Arabidopsis seeds
Summary: The sub-epidermal integument cell layer of the Arabidopsis seed coat is insensitive to endosperm growth alone and displays a unique response to fertilization.
- Live and let die: a REM complex promotes fertilization through synergid cell death in Arabidopsis
Summary: In the female gametophyte, the synergid cell is required to attract the pollen tube, and then degenerates. Its death, and pollen tube bursting, is controlled by the VDD and VAL transcription factors.
- Sperm-inherited organelle clearance in C. elegans relies on LC3-dependent autophagosome targeting to the pericentrosomal area
Summary: The worm ubiquitin-like protein LGG-2/LC3 mediates the retrograde transport of autophagosomes to speed up their fusion with lysosomes during the clearance of sperm-inherited organelles after fertilization.