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Plant Biology


Definition:
Plant biology is the study of the structure and function of plants.
Discussion:
Research on plants is becoming increasingly important in basic life sciences and biomedical research as it furthers our understanding of fundamental physical, chemical and biological structures and processes.
Scope and emphasis:
NLM is interested in fundamental research on plants at the molecular level (e.g., DNA sequencing), and health-related effects of plants and plant products (e.g., animal and human nutrition, pharmacology, toxicology). The Library also collects research on plant physiology when it is applicable to biomedical research.
Other types of agricultural research generally are not collected.
See also:
12/15/03
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