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1

destruction of rain forest cause what

reduced oxygen levels

2

what do plants offer us

used as food, increase biodiversity on Earth, health of ecosystem, plants in medicine, source of pharmeceuticals, oil, aestheics, building, clothing

3

what do plants offer us

used as food, increase biodiversity on Earth, health of ecosystem, plants in medicine, source of pharmaceuticals, oil, aesthetics, building, clothing

4

define agriculture

cultivation of plants on large scale for consumption

5

name whats plants increase biodiversity

habitats for animals, shelter and food, genetic diversity in plants is decreasing though

6

how do plants increase biodiversity

habitats for animals, shelter and food, genetic diversity in plants is decreasing though

7

name some examples of plants as source of nourishment

cereal ie wheat makes fibre, vegetables ie spinach makes nutrients, fruits ie oranges make vitamins

8

name some plants used as source of feed for animals

chicken eat corn and meal. cows eat grain, grass, forage, pigs eat corn and potatoes

9

examples of drug and medicine

alkaloids used for cocaine, morphine, nicotine, caffeine. aspirin from willow, cortisone from sweet potato, antibiotics from aloe, cactus, walnut. cancer use taxol (yew tree)

10

eg of hallucinogens

LSD from morning glory. marijuana from hemp

11

eg of herbal medicines

ginseng and Echinocea

12

eg of herbal medicines

ginseng and Echinacea

13

eg of perfumes and fragrance

lavender, jasmine sandalwood, eucalyptus

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eg of growth regulators

2,4-1 zeatine

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how do plants help with environment

stability due to release of 02, cycling of nutrients in soil, prevents soil erosion