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Welcome to Botany and Plant Pathology

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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


Dr. Aaron Liston, Director of the Oregon State University Herbarium and professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, reports that recent support from the National Science Foundation is enabling thousands of seaweed specimens to be viewed online...