Welcome! Our primary research focus is the study of flowering time and seed development in plants. These two processes determine reproductive timing and fruit/seed generation, contributing to human and animal nutritional needs by way of quality and yield. We examine these developmental features in the context of plant response under conditions of abiotic stress such as salt, drought and photoperiod. More info...


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DNA Biology and Bioinformatics summer camp for high school students at Oregon State University.

"Did you know that there are millions of DNA building blocks encoded in the genome of a plant? How can scientists possibly study this vast amount of data? With computers! Come and explore the tools of modern biology used to examine the complexities of DNA. This camp will involve hands-on activities where you will extract genetic material from a plant, assemble DNA sequences, identify genes using computers, examine your plant’s genome with visualization software, and test and look at your results in the laboratory. No programming skills required!"

The Plant Ontology Project is granted full member status of the OBO Foundry

Starting October 5, 2013 - Ending January 18, 2038

The Plant Ontology project is happy to announce that they have been granted full member status of the OBO Foundry (http://www.obofoundry.org/).