The following BTI laboratories study biotic interactions:
The following BTI laboratories study developmental and cell biology:
Applying the principles of chemistry in the study and manipulation of biological systems is important as a means to discover essential biology and to create and observe new functions. As it relates to plant science, chemical biology is a method for understanding larger systems at the molecular level, and for developing useful tools.
The following BTI laboratories study chemical biology:
Genomics and Systems
Moving away from the traditional reductionist perspective, systems biology engages a holistic approach in exploring the complex interactions within biological systems, while genomics explores the entirety of an organism’s hereditary information, looking to determine DNA sequences and understand the structural and functional aspects of genomes.
The following BTI laboratories study genomics and systems biology:
Study of plants’ reactions to varied environmental conditions and stress factors is an essential asset to any agricultural plan. Understanding how plants react to limited or excessive water supply, sunlight, and nutrients leads to understanding of the most strategic growing practices. In anticipation of feeding burgeoning populations, study of environmental and stress responses in plants takes a step toward conserving resources while promoting high yield in crops.
The following BTI laboratories study environmental and stress responses:
Enabling technologies, or tools for biological discovery, are key to the success of plant science research. Databases, sequencing methods, and data analysis software are just a few of the useful aids designed to increase the efficiency of research techniques.
The following BTI laboratories work to develop and improve enabling technologies: