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Researcher: Sussmilch, F (Dr Frances Sussmilch)

Fields of Research

Plant Physiology
Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Biological Adaptation
Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics)

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Grain Legumes
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Hardwood Plantations
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production

Career Best Publications

Abscisic acid controlled sex before transpiration in vascular plants; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Research Publications

Abscisic acid (ABA) and key proteins in its perception and signaling pathways are ancient, but their roles have changed through time; Plant Signaling and Behavior
Abscisic acid controlled sex before transpiration in vascular plants; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Identification of LATE BLOOMER2 as a CYCLING DOF FACTOR homolog reveals conserved and divergent features of the flowering response to photoperiod in pea; Plant Cell
Identification of the short vegetative phase (SVP)-like MADS-box genes in pea (Pisum sativum L.); Plant Gene
Independent genetic control of drought resistance, recovery, and growth of Eucalyptus globulus seedlings; Plant, Cell and Environment
Isolation and forward genetic analysis of developmental genes in pea; Legume Genomics
Leaves, not roots or floral tissue, are the main site of rapid, external pressure-induced ABA biosynthesis in angiosperms; Journal of Experimental Botany
Linking auxin with photosynthetic rate via leaf venation; Plant Physiology
Molecular characterization of a mutation affecting abscisic acid biosynthesis and consequently stomatal responses to humidity in an agriculturally important species; AoB Plants
Pea VEGETATIVE2 is an FD homolog that is essential for flowering and compound inflorescence development; Plant Cell
Stomatal responses to vapour pressure deficit are regulated by high speed gene expression in angiosperms; Plant, Cell and Environment
Surviving a dry future: abscisic acid (ABA)-mediated plant mechanisms for conserving water under low humidity; Plants
The Pea GIGAS Gene Is a FLOWERING LOCUS T Homolog Necessary for Graft-Transmissible Specification of Flowering but Not for Responsiveness to Photoperiod; The Plant Cell
The pea photoperiod response gene STERILE NODES is an ortholog of LUX ARRHYTHMO1[W][OPEN]; Plant Physiology
Up-regulation of NCED3 and ABA biosynthesis occur within minutes of a decrease in leaf turgor but AHK1 is not required; Journal of Experimental Botany
Update on the genetic control of flowering in garden pea; Journal of Experimental Botany
VEGETATIVE1 is essential for development of the compound inflorescence in pea; Nature Communications
What are the evolutionary origins of stomatal responses to abscisic acid in land plants?; Journal of Integrative Plant Biology

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision