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Plenary Symposium: Botany in the World's Service

Graham, Linda E. [1].

Botany in the World’s Service.

This Botany 2005 Plenary Symposium, Botany in the World’s Service, is designed to highlight some of the many important contributions that academic botany makes to modern society. This symposium features speakers recommended by leaders of each of the societies gathered at Botany 2005, as well as speakers representing botanical organizations that have met with this group in the past, or will join us in the future. One goal of this session is to forge even stronger links among the major fields of botany. Another goal is to provide teachers with exciting examples of botany’s utility for classroom use. Dale Vitt will begin with a verdant survey of bryophytes’ importance in a surprisingly wide spectrum of human concerns. Robbin Moran will be our frondly guide to helpful and harmful ferns. Susan Singer will explain newly ripe strategies for using molecular genetic approaches to construct ever more useful plants. Malcolm Brown will describe scientific insights and amazing practical applications that have transpired from his basic research on plant and algal cellulose. Paul Berry will close with sage advice to nurture our inner ethnobotanist by focusing more intently upon our many daily associations with plants.

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1 - University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Botany, Birge Hall, 430 Lincoln Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706-1381, USA


Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: 4-1
Location: Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/Hilton
Date: Monday, August 15th, 2005
Time: 8:30 AM
Abstract ID:538

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