Plant Biology

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Plant Biology


The global human population is expected to reach 10 billion in the next 35 years. By 2050, world agricultural production must double, even as farmers around the world cope with climate change. At the Salk Institute, we study plants so that humans will have the food, clothing, energy and medicines they need now and in the future. We decipher how plants grow and adapt to different environments to help agriculture be more nimble, efficient and sustainable. We study plants to solve mysteries of human biology and find new cures for human diseases. We are planting the seeds for a more sustainable and healthier future.

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