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The Oregon Flora Project, in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, is pleased to announce that the illustrated Volume 1 of the Flora of Oregon is now available! Volume 1 of the 3-volume set covers the ferns and fern allies, gymnosperms, and monocots--23% (1,054 taxa) of all native and naturalized vascular plants of our state........



John Fowler, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, seen here teaching in the brand new OSU Learning Innovation Center.......



Virginia Stockwell, and Aymeric Goyer, both research faculty in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, together with postdoctoral scholar, Wei Dong, publish their research on enhancement of thiamin in Arabidopsis.....



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...



Jade Florence, Javier Tabima, Lindsey Thiessen, and Duncan Kroese have received awards from the American Phytopathological Society Foundation...



CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THOSE WHO GRADUATED IN 2014-15



Molly Megraw and Sergei Filichkin, both of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, publish with colleagues at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center on environmental stresses and alternative splicing in plants....



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.........



Zhian Kamvar, Javier Tabima and Nik Grunwald's recent article on "Poppr: an R package for genetic analysis of populations with clonal, partially clonal, and/or sexual reproduction" named one of the most noteworthy by PeerJ.....



Dr. Jeffrey C. Anderson joined the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology as tenure-track Assistant Professor on May 29. He aims to understand the complex signaling events that occur between pathogenic bacteria and plants during infection.....



Sharp eyespot in wheat caused up to 50% yield losses last year in the Willamette Valley. Reported by Chris Mundt, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, he suggests we may be seeing a new strain of Rhizoctonia cerealis, the fungus causing the disease.



With severe infections last year in crucifer seed crops, Cindy Ocamb, extension plant pathologist in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, finds that infected crop residues were a source for persistence and spread in the Willamette Valley this year.....



Valerian Dolja, Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, co-authors opening paper in the Diamond issue of Virology with Eugene Koonin and Mart Krupovic. In this paper, for the first time, they present a holistic concept of evolution of all eukaryotic viruses, a true milestone in the field as evident from extremely enthusiastic response of the virology community .........



Nik Grunwald, Courtesy Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology and Research Plant Pathologist at the USDA-ARS Horticultural Crops Research Unit in Corvallis, will receive the Ruth Allen Award from the American Phytopathological Society. This award honors individuals who have made an outstanding, innovative research contribution that has changed, or has the potential to change, the direction of research in any field of plant pathology.



This year the 25 Year Club at OSU recognizes Dan Arp (CAS Dean), Lynda Ciuffetti, Steve Cluskey (Farm Operations Manager), Teresa Sawyer(Electron Microscope Facility) and Tom Wolpert for 25 years of service!!