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What is ethnobotany?

The study of traditional plant uses by indigenous people.

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Who first used the term "ethnobotany" for the first time?

John William Harshberger in 1895

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What is plant biotechnology?

The use of technology in plant improvement.

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What is horticulture?

The science of plant cultivation.

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What is agronomy?

The science and technology of using plants for food, fiber and fuel.

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What does ethno mean?

It means culture

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What does botany mean?

The study of plants

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Which (ancient) civilization was corn most important to?

The mochican people from moche in peru cultivated corn between the 1st-3rd centuries.

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What archeological evidence was found that the mochican people created (from the book) that showed how important corn was to their civilization?

The archeological evidence that was found (in the book) was a vase of three corn Gods, made up of corn.

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What archeological evidence was found that the people from the island of Crete created (from the book) that showed how important poppy was to their civilization?

The archeological evidence that was found (in the book) was a stone sculpture adorned with poppy capsules.

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Which (ancient) civilization was poppy most important to?

The people from the island of Crete.

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Which (ancient) civilization was potato most important to?

The people of the chimu culture in Peru.

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What archeological evidence was found that the Chimu people created (from the book) that showed how important potato was to their civilization?

The archeological evidence that was found (in the book) was a potato pot.

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Which (ancient) civilization was barley most important to?

The greek.

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What archeological evidence was found that the greek people created (from the book) that showed how important barley was to their civilization?

The picture of barley was depicted on their currency.

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What is economic botany?

Economic botany is the study of economic importance of plants.

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Who is the "father" of ethnobotany?

Richard Evans Schultes.

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What was Robert Schultes well known for?

He was known as the worlds authority on medicinal, narcotic and hallucinogenic plants of the new world.

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Who are Ethnobotanists?

They are trained botanists.

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Who wrote the first book on ethnobotany?

the writer was Leopold Glueck in 1896.

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How are Carbohydrates available from plants?

fructose, sucrose, maltose, starch and cellulose.

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What forms when we digest these carbohydrates?

Glucose forms when these carbohydrates are digested.

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What type of plant contains fructose?

Fruits and corn.

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What type of plant contains sucrose?

cane sugar

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What type of plant contains maltose?

grains, like barley

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What type of plant contains starch?

rice and white potato

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What is the structural form of carbohydrates?

cellulose

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What is an insoluble fiber?

cellulose and lignin and do not provide and nutritional benefit but add bulk to a diet which is essential for a healthy digestive system.

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What is a soluble fiber?

Found in pectin, mucilage and gums reduce ldl in the blood.

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What provides insoluble fibers?

whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.