In view of current global concerns surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, the progress of plant research may seem a very minor matter of no great urgency. However, this is only a temporary state of affairs, since plants remain an essential part of Earth’s biosphere, producing oxygen from carbon dioxide and supporting the life of all other living organisms. Plants are also a key component of human food and animal feed, providing the vital nutrients and vitamins that fuel every-day life. In addition, plants form the basis of numerous industrial and pharmaceutical production lines of enormous value and importance. Therefore, our life is both based on, and impossible without plants.
- Plant research