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Green Biome Institute



Welcome to the Green Biome Institute

Conserving Biodiversity, Improving Human Health, and Growing Tomorrow's Leaders through genetic research and conservation of California's endangered plants. 

Our mission is to help preserve California's endangered native plants through conservation, genomic profiling, and research into rare plant's beneficial traits in medicine and agriculture. The Green Biome Institute (GBI) is working to DNA sequence and genomically profile 300 of California's most endangered plants by 2026. We offer all of our services for free to our conservation and Botanical Garden partners and all data and analysis is made freely available to the public through popular databases and published white papers. Links to all are available on this site.

It is estimated that almost 350,000 species of land plants exist of which very few have genomic information available today.

As of January 1, 2024, the California Native Plant Society lists 967 endemic California plants as endangered (levels 1B.1 and 1B.2). The Green Biome Institute has sequenced and analyzed over 100 of these endangered California plants, leading the endangered plant genomic conservation effort in California. 

To learn more about us; our projects, our partners, the plants, and the data - please take the opportunity to look through this site. You can sign up for our newsletter to follow our progress and even walk away with a Green Biome sticker or shirt when you support our student's terrific work! We are thrilled to have you here! If you have any questions or would like to talk to one of our Directors, please follow the link below to reach out. We will get back to you soon!

Contact Us

College of Science
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, SCI - N131
  • Hayward, CA 94542