Boyce Thompson Institute



Chemicals from parasitic worms boost plant immunity

When plants detect pheromones given off by nematode worms, they activate their immune system for protection. The chemical warning not only triggers defenses against nematodes, but also against bacterial, fungal and viral infection.

Plant breeding initiative kicks off with new space at BTI

BTI officially unveils new state-of-the art facility for bioinformatics project.

BTI welcomes new teaching lab coordinator

Becky Sims will coordinate the teacher training institutes, develop and ship plant science experiment kits to classrooms nationwide and provide support for the Tompkins Cortland Community College biology courses taught at BTI.

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