Answering Basic Biological Questions
With world population predicted to reach nine billion people by 2050, understanding the principles underlying agriculture is increasingly crucial. BTI’s research aims to speed the development of sustainable agriculture and healthier food production through research into basic biological questions. Guiding questions lead our faculty researchers to insights into what mechanisms plants use to grow, to defend themselves from disease and insects, to use water, and to react to stress.
BTI’s research has the potential not only to help increase the food supply, but also to enhance the nutritional value of foods in developing worlds, to reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides, and to produce cheaper vaccines.
For more information, visit our faculty websites, our comprehensive list of publications, or view a listing of articles published by BTI scientists beginning with William Crocker in 1923 here 1923_2002.