Publications by Jo Ann Banks

Abscisic acid (ABA) and key proteins in its perception and signaling pathways are ancient, but their roles have changed through time

Homologs of the Arabidopsis core abscisic acid (ABA) signaling component OPEN STOMATA1 (OST1) are best known for their role in closing stomata in angiosperm species. We recently characterized a fern OST1 homolog, GAMETOPHYTES ABA INSENSITIVE ON ANTHERDIOGEN 1…

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Abscisic acid controlled sex before transpiration in vascular plants

Sexual reproduction in animals and plants shares common elements, including sperm and egg production, but unlike animals, little is known about the regulatory pathways that determine the sex of plants. Here we use mutants and gene silencing in…

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