One hundred important questions facing plant science research
30 August 2011
As the authors of this recent study state - plant science has never been more important. The growing human population needs abundant safe and nutritious food, shelter, clothes, fibre, and renewable energy, and needs to address the problems generated by climate change, while preserving habitats.
It is believed that these global challenges can only be met in the context of a strong fundamental understanding of plant biology and ecology, and translation of this knowledge into field-based solutions.
While the authors note that plant science is beginning to address these grand challenges, they argue that it is not clear that the full range of challenges facing plant science is known or has been assessed.
To answer this problem, a 3-month survey was carried out to identify the100 most important questions for plant scientists.
While the full list is provided in the paper, the top 10 questions considered most important to society were identifed as:
Read the full paper here
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