Plants provide us with oxygen, food, medicine, energy and materials.
Scientists study plants to improve and secure the food supply for an increasing world population, identify new sources of medicines, improve production of materials and identify sources of biofuels and renewable resources.
Studying plants increases our knowledge about life in general and helps us to work with them to keep us fed, healthy, sheltered, clothed, entertained and happy.
This lecture is designed for a general audience or first year university students - no prior knowledge is assumed.
via the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) via The Plant Cell https://doi.org/cwk56d