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    • #1653
      Wen
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      Recently, I told my friends about my majoring in botany and most of them feel that is a gardening field which really annoyed me!! Therefore, what would be the possible reply to inspire and also at the same time convince to them that botany is a subject as great as others too.
      😕

    • #28358
      Dr.Stein
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      It is totally wrong that people think Botany is all about gardening. It is just a piece of things being discussed in Botany. When I was a student in university, my major is Zoology. I did not choose Botany because I thought plants is boring and static, so I chose animal, which I think is more interesting. But then through my friends and my colleague who teaches Botany, I found a lot of interesting stuff of Botany. That’s my starting point to remove my banner “Botany is boring” 😉

    • #28366
      MrMistery
      Participant

      Botany is a great science. It is all about studying a world that is better than our in many ways. Plant phisiology is amazing, and we have many thing to learn from these guys…

    • #28400
      Dr.Stein
      Participant

      These guys? Who? 🙄

    • #28426
      MrMistery
      Participant

      Plants 😀

    • #28435
      mith
      Participant

      Here’s a great quote from one of MrMistery’s other posts

      “We are scientists and the only thing influencing our decision should be facts, not opinions. “

    • #28442
      Dr.Stein
      Participant
      quote MrMistery:

      Plants 😀

      Hehehehee 😆 😆 😆

    • #28519
      iri_black
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      Many researchers today turn to plants in order to find cures for some diseases. Just think of broccoli for example …. it seems it helps preventing cancer. You need botany and plant physiology to study such things 😉

    • #28563
      MrMistery
      Participant

      I saw on the Discovery channel a few months ago(No, this is not advertising) that they have found the cure for malaria in a plant that has been used in China as a natural remedy for deseases since Antiquity. I can not remember it’s name because i could never pronounce it 😀

    • #28839
      Wen
      Participant

      I’ll be doing plant physiology next semester… mind if anyone give me a short briefing on this matter? any good links? Thanx! 😀 😀 😀 😀

    • #28840
      canalon
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      quote MrMistery:

      I saw on the Discovery channel a few months ago(No, this is not advertising) that they have found the cure for malaria in a plant that has been used in China as a natural remedy for deseases since Antiquity. I can not remember it’s name because i could never pronounce it 😀

      Remedy is call Artemisin, and is extracted from Artemisia annua. Alittle more about that here http://mosquito.who.int/. But I was lazy to do more research, so it’s really not a lot 🙂

      Patrick

    • #28878
      MrMistery
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      Show-off!!! 😈 😈

    • #29050
      Wen
      Participant

      NO!!! am not showing ofF 😯 hehe…

      just wanting to know. knowledge is power …..

    • #29055
      har0bed1813
      Participant

      I had the same problem.. but now I coincidentally sit next to some guy in my biologyclass.. and after 4 lessons I found out he wants to study botany to! really cool

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