Plant Biology

Overview

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Plant Biology


To match human population growth, agricultural production must double over the next quarter century, even as farmers around the world cope with the challenges of climate change. At the Salk Institute—which is one of the top research organizations for plant biology in the world—we study plants so that humans will have the food, clothing, energy and medicines they need now and in the future. By deciphering how plants respond to their environment, we aim to help agriculture adapt to rapidly changing conditions.