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Students become gene detectives to fight citrus greening

A group of students and experts work together through video conferencing to identify the genes in the genome of the newly sequenced Asian citrus psyllid, the insect that spreads the bacterium that causes citrus greening disease. Read More

In Memoriam: Dorothy Dent Park

The faculty and staff of BTI express their deepest sympathies to the Park family, with the passing of Dorothy Park, dedicated humanitarian and president emeritus of the Park Foundation. Read More

Jander lab members win ASPB awards

Postdoctoral researcher Vered Tzin received support to present her work at the American Society for Plant Biology annual meeting in July, and Cairo Archer received an undergraduate research fellowship to support her summer research in the Jander lab. Read More

Brauer puts her degree to work against wheat disease

A former graduate student at BTI, Brauer now studies Fusarium head blight at Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada. Read More

BTI faculty honor former advisor, Steve Tanksley

Tanksley made invaluable contributions to plant breeding and genetics, laying the foundation for targeted crop improvements to increase food security. Read More

The 15th class of interns arrive at BTI

Get to know the new crop of interns at BTI. Read More

Wild parents’ genomes reveal complex genetic past for garden variety petunias

An international consortium of researchers has sequenced the two wild parent species of the domesticated petunia Read More

The watermelon’s past, present and future

Watermelons have changed from a small, bitter fruit that grows wild in Africa to the most popular fruit in the world. What's next for watermelons? Read More

Intern Anniversary Series Slideshow

To celebrate the more than 400 students who have spent a summer of research and discovery at BTI, we're showcasing the whereabouts and accomplishments of a handful of these interns. Read More

Intern anniversary series: Stephen Bolus

Bolus was a 2011 intern in the Klessig Lab, which confirmed his research interests in molecular plant-microbe interactions. He is now pursuing a Ph.D. in plant pathology at UC Davis. Read More

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