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Postby Wen » Sat Aug 13, 2005 2:40 pm

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.
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Postby Dr.Stein » Sat Aug 13, 2005 3:50 pm

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" :wink:
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Aug 13, 2005 6:14 pm

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...
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Postby Dr.Stein » Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:43 am

These guys? Who? :roll:
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Postby MrMistery » Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:25 pm

Plants :D
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Postby mith » Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:14 pm

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. "
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Postby Dr.Stein » Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:55 am

MrMistery wrote:Plants :D

Hehehehee :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby iri_black » Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:27 am

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 :wink:
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:28 pm

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 :D
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Postby Wen » Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:22 pm

I'll be doing plant physiology next semester... mind if anyone give me a short briefing on this matter? any good links? Thanx! :D :D :D :D
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Postby canalon » Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:49 pm

MrMistery wrote: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 :D


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 :)

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Postby MrMistery » Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:54 pm

Show-off!!! :twisted: :twisted:
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