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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


Aymeric Goyer and Jeff Chang, both of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, reveal the biological processes that are essential in the establishment of resistance to PVY, and show how two different PVY strains trigger a different cascade of molecular changes.........