Plant and Environment

Plants form the basis of most food chains on the planet. To pass on their genes, plants must find mates, avoid being eaten and compete for resources in an ever-changing environment — all while being rooted to the spot. They have evolved a myriad of strategies to deal with these environmental challenges. Most adaptation strategies are chemical, many involving the production of secondary metabolites, such as alkaloids and steroids, which we, in turn, rely on as the basis of our pharmacological recipe book. Some 100,000 secondary metabolites have been discovered thus far, and technological advances will probably see this number double in the next decade. The environment shapes plants, but plants also influence the environment. They store carbon, fix nitrogen and produce oxygen1. They shape weather patterns, provide flood defense, purify water, provide food, and offer solace and inspiration.
  • Botany plant ecology
  • Components of Plant and forest ecology
  • Components of Plant and forest ecology
  • Advanced plant and Forest ecology
  • Application of plant and forest ecology
  • Application of plant and forest ecology
  • Application of plant and forest ecology

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