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Welcome to Botany and Plant Pathology



We focus on fundamental aspects of plant biology; plant health, plant function, plant-microbe and plant-insect interactions, genomics, evolution, and ecology.

We are the primary research and extension unit within OSU addressing diseases of economically important plants in Oregon, and plant diseases of worldwide significance.

Cultivating excellence in plant biology through teaching, research, and outreach


The goals of the Planteome Project, lead by Dr. Pankaj Jaiswal, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology with national and international co-investigators, are to provide researchers and agricultural breeding programs a common semantic framework and a focused set of comparative analysis tools to leverage the scientific value of the ever-expanding array of sequenced plant genomes and phenotype data.