Plants and Society

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Author : Estelle Levetin & Karen McMahon 

Published in : McGraw-Hill

ISBN : 978-0-07-352422-1

File Type : pdf

File Size : 226 mb

Language : English


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In the twenty-first century, plant science is once again assuming a prominent role in research. Renewed emphasis on developing medicinal products from native plants has encouraged Ethnobotanical endeavors. The destruction of the rain forests has made the timing for this research imperative and has spurred efforts to catalog the plant biodiversity in these environments. Efforts to feed the growing populations in developing nations have also positioned plant scientists at the cutting edge of genetic engineering with the creation of transgenic crops. However, in recent decades botany courses have seen a decline in enrollment, and some courses have even disappeared from the curriculum in many universities.

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