(University of Münster) Plant seeds can store their energy in a dry state for years, only to suddenly release it and germinate. How is energy in the seed made available? How can energy metabolism be started early and efficiently? An international team of researchers led by the University of Münster (Germany) has discovered that thiol redox switches play a key role in kick-starting the energy metabolism. The study has been published in “PNAS”.
Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-12/uom-nii122719.php